Kent Health inspections: Digging Down Deeper

The city of Kent Health Department performs health inspections on every restaurant in Kent multiple times each year. The number of violations issued can vary significantly, ranging from minor infractions to several critical violations for some restaurants. One aspect remains consistent; they all have had some type of violation. According to the Kent Health Department, inspections are conducted between 1 and 4 times each year.  The number of inspections performed depends on both the restaurants menu as well as how in advance they do food preparation. There are two different inspections performed by the health department. They are the standard inspection and Critical Control Inspection. The Standard Inspection is unannounced

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City of Kent is looking to make health inspections more transparent

By: Pamela Marotta, Kristie Graybill, and Xiafan Li In the city of Kent there is a wide variety of restaurants to choose from. Ray’s place, The Puffer Belly, Panini’s, Wild Goats Café along with many other tasty restaurant choices that all have health inspections done throughout the year. This is a way for people to have the ability to decide which restaurants are the safest to eat at. According to the city of Kent’s health department website, the restaurants that have health code violations are provided. However, it does not state which code has been violated at each individual restaurant. Chief of Kent’s Public Health Sanitarian, Jeff Smith suggests that

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New Body Art Codes to Keep Public Safe

The State of Ohio passed a new code regarding tattoo parlor inspections Sept. 1, adding new regulations that will be adopted by the City of Kent. “[The change] is a big deal,” said Justin Smith, chief public health sanitarian at the City of Kent Health Department. “It’s the first time [the State of Ohio] reviewed [the code] and made important changes in years.” The new regulations represent the first revamp of Ohio’s tattoo and piercing regulation since 1998. “The new code actually had quite a bit of input from Tattoo Industry experts which may have added extra time in the development phases.” said Jeff Neistadt, health commissioner at the City

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