HCA Food Protection Program

Orange County Service Code Definitions


AE3 AWARD OF EXCELLENCE RECIPIENT 2003

The award of Excellence is for food establishments that exhibit excellent food safety and sanitation practices during the course of a year. Facilities included in the Award of Excellence Program are restaurants, catering establishments, meat/seafood markets, retail bakeries, and supermarkets/markets.


A01 ROUTINE

A periodic, unannounced inspection of a permitted food facility to determine compliance with health code standards.


F03 FOLLOW-UP INSPECTION

A revisit or follow-up inspection made subsequent to a routine inspection to determine compliance with health code standards. This inspection is normally scheduled in advance.


F3L FOLLOW-UP INSPECTION (type ot)

A revisit or follow-up inspection made subsequent to a routine inspection to determine compliance with health code standards. This inspection is normally scheduled in advance.


F3F FOLLOW-UP INSPECTION (type 2+)

A second follow-up inspection to determine compliance with health code standards. This inspection is normally scheduled in advance.


F6F FOLLOW-UP INSPECTION FOR NOTICE OF VIOLATION

A follow-up inspection to determine compliance with a Notice of Violation. This inspection is normally scheduled in advance.


C01 COMPLAINT INVESTIGATION

An investigation made in response to a complaint or request for assistance from the public or another agency. The investigation of a complaint does not indicate that the alleged condition is genuine or accurate.


C13 INVESTIGATION OF ALLEGED FOODBORNE ILLNESS (type c)

An investigation made in response to an allegation by one or more consumers that the consumption of food resulted in illness.


C14 INVESTIGATION OF ALLEGED FOODBORNE ILLNESS (type s)

An investigation made in response to an allegation by one or more consumers that the consumption of food resulted in illness.


E11 CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP

The approval of health permit for a new business owner.


L01 HEALTH PERMIT SUSPENSION AND/OR CLOSURE

The suspension of a health permit due to an immediate threat to public health or in response to noncompliance with a Notice of Violation.


L05 NOTICE OF VIOLATION

A letter noting conditions that may lead to additional enforcement actions if corrections are not made. Violations on the Notice of Violation will be those observed at the most recent inspection.


L20 FORMAL OFFICE HEARING

A meeting at Environmental Health with staff, the area supervisor, a hearing officer, and the owner/operator to review with the operator violations needing correction to avoid the need to move to the next level of enforcement. During this meeting specific directions for corrective actions are given to the operator and a time line is agreed upon.


L31 HEALTH PERMIT REINSTATEMENT AND/OR REOPENING

The reinstatement of a health permit, following a permit suspension.


B11 FOOD/UTENSIL DESTRUCTION

The food facility owner or operator voluntarily destroys food or discards equipment that has been contaminated with either a foreign substance or is otherwise unfit for use. Examples include contamination by insects or food held at improper temperatures, or utensils that are in disrepair.


B12 FOOD/EQUIPMENT IMPOUND OR EMBARGO

The legal hold of any food or food-related equipment or utensils that are found to be, or suspected of being, contaminated, adulterated, or unsanitary.