Food at restaurants and other food-preparation sites is inspected at least once a year. How often a site is inspected depends on what type of food preparation it does. Large restaurants or kitchens might be inspected as many as four times a year under new state rules, while a small convenience store selling hot dogs might be inspected only once a year.
Here are some of the things food-safety inspectors look for. They can vary from site to site:
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