Are inspections scored?

Inspections of food service establishments in Michigan are not scored. The best way to judge the results of an inspection is to read the entire inspection report! 

It is important to remember that the presence of violations in a past inspection report does not necessarily mean that an establishment has the same violations today. Furthermore, large establishments with extensive menus will generally have more violations than small establishments with simple menus. This does not mean that large establishments are less safe than smaller ones. So, when comparing inspection reports from different establishments, consider whether they are of similar size and have similar menus.

For information about what a perfect, typical, or poor routine inspection report looks like visit our Inspection Report Types page.

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1. What does the Washtenaw County Environmental Health Division inspect?
2. How often is a food service establishment inspected?
3. What standard does Washtenaw County Environmental Health Division use when making an inspection?
4. What kinds of violations are there?
5. Are inspections scored?
6. What happens if an establishment has violations?
7. How do I read an inspection report?
8. Where can I get more information?