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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West Nile virus positive mosquitoes found in Portage County, City of Kent taking precautions

Words by Carley Hull. Photo by Rachael Le Goubin.  The City of Kent and Portage County Health Departments are taking measures to rid the area of mosquitoes after five mosquito pools tested positive for West Nile virus. The City of Kent Health Department confirmed four positive pools, three in Kent and one in Brimfield, in August. Kent State University labs confirmed a fourth positive Kent mosquito pool last week, but results from the Ohio Department of Health are pending, said City of Kent Health Commissioner Jeff Neistadt. These are the first West Nile virus positive mosquitoes confirmed in the county. Eradicating mosquitoes Portage County Health Commissioner DuWayne Porter said that

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