Important Facts for Food Establishments - Critical Violations
Definition"Critical Violation Risk Factors" are those contributing factors that increase the chance of developing food-borne illness and are categorized into Employee Health, Good Hygienic Practices, Preventing Contamination by Hands, Approved Source, Protection from Contamination, and Potentially Hazardous Food.
NumeratorNumber critical violations identified
DenominatorTotal food establishments
Why Is This Important?"Foodborne diseases cause about 47.8 million illnesses, 127,839 hospitalizations, and 3,037 deaths every year in the United States. Improper holding temperatures, poor personal hygiene of food handlers, unsafe food sources, inadequate cooking, and contaminated equipment are the top five food safety risk factors identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Critical violations are based upon these identified risk factors." - North Carolina Institute of Medicine. Healthy North Carolina 2020: A Better State of Health.
Other ObjectivesHealthy North Carolina 2020
NC Community Public Health Performance Measures