View restaurant and food establishment inspection scores. Inspections are based on a demerit system, in accordance with the Texas Department of State Health Services.
0-10 demerits = excellent
11-20 demerits = good
21-30 demerits = acceptable
31 or more = poor
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The Corpus Christi - Nueces County Public Health District describes a food establishment as a place that sells or serves food to the public. These establishments must get an annual permit and be inspected by Corpus Christi - Nueces County Public Health District. Inspections are based on a demerit system, in accordance with the Texas Department of State Health Services.
The Inspection Report checks against 47 different violations, each scoring from 3 to 1. See Sample Inspection Report »
All the violations which receive three demerits involve time and temperature issues, approved source, protection from contamination, employee health, preventing contamination by hands, chemicals, water/plumbing, and are considered Major Violations. The three (3) point violations require immediate corrective action not to exceed three (3) days.
Items which receive two (2) demerits are also Major Violations and involve other issues which require immediate corrective actions such as Demonstration of Knowledge/Personnel, safe water, recordkeeping and food package labeling, conformance with approved procedures, consumer advisory, food temperature control/identification, utensils, equipment, and vending. The two (2) point violations require corrective action within ten (10) days.
One (1) point violations require corrective action not to exceed ninety (90) days or next inspections, whichever comes first.