§ 91.21  PERMIT CATEGORIES.
   (A)   The Health Authority shall assess the risks of a foodborne illness for every food establishment operating within Macon County. The Health Authority shall use this assessment in classifying a food establishment for purposes of a category. The Health Authority shall apply the criteria in the Food Code to determine the category for a food establishment. If a health hazard will not result from reclassification or if reclassification will provide better protection for the public, the Health Authority may reclassify a food establishment based on inspection history; the number, frequency and severity of violations; and corrective action. The basis for this decision shall be documented, and a copy will be retained in the food establishment's file.
      (1)   "Category 1 Food Establishment" means a food establishment that presents a high relative risk of causing a foodborne illness based upon the large number of food handling operations typically implicated in foodborne outbreaks and/or the type of population served by the facility.
      (2)   "Category 2 Food Establishment" means a food establishment that presents a moderate relative risk of causing foodborne illness based upon few handling operations typically implicated in foodborne illness outbreaks.
      (3)   "Category 3 Food Establishment" means a food establishment that presents a low relative risk of causing a foodborne illness based upon few or no food handling operations typically implicated in foodborne illness outbreaks.
   (B)   These license categories are not meant to imply that any given establishment is more or less safe than others. The criteria in the Food Code shall be utilized to determine risk.
(Ord. O-132-11-18, passed 11-8-2018)