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(A) The regulatory authority shall establish a specific and reasonable period of time for the correction of the violations found. The permit holder shall correct the violations within the period specified in accordance with the following provisions:
(1) Core violations. Violations identified as “core” in the Food and Drug Administration Food Code. Core violations must be corrected in a time frame agree upon by the regulatory authority but no later than the next routine inspection.
(2) Priority foundation items. Violations identified as “priority foundation” in the Food and Drug Administration Food Code. Priority foundation violations must be corrected immediately, within five days of inspection, or other specified time frame designated by the regulatory authority.
(3) Priority items. Violations identified as “priority” in the Food and Drug Administration Food Code. Priority violations must be corrected immediately, within 48 hours, or other time frame designated by the regulatory authority.
(B) Approval of a compliance schedule that extends beyond the time limits specified under this section may be approved by the regulatory authority so long as no imminent health hazard exists or may result from the extension of the compliance schedule.
(C) Failure to comply with any time limits for correction will require that the permit holder immediately cease operations at the food service establishment. The regulatory authority shall provide an opportunity for appeal from the inspection findings if a written request for a hearing is filed with the regulatory authority within five days of the inspection. Such hearing shall be held within 24 business hours of request receipt.
(D) Whenever any permit holder is required under the provisions of this section to cease operations, the permit holder shall not resume operations until such time that a follow-up inspection has been made and the regulatory authority confirms that the conditions responsible for the requirement to cease operations no longer exist. The regulatory authority shall offer an opportunity for a follow-up inspection within a reasonable time frame.
(Ord. passed 6-18-2009; Am. Ord. passed 5-30-2018)