Health inspections: No Shelton eateries receive lower than a B

FILE PHOTO: A health official inspects a Connecticut diner. More than 130 Shelton eateries received an A during the latest round of inspections from the Naugatuck Valley Health District.

FILE PHOTO: A health official inspects a Connecticut diner. More than 130 Shelton eateries received an A during the latest round of inspections from the Naugatuck Valley Health District.

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SHELTON — With the holidays approaching, residents can take comfort that all city eateries continue to earn high marks from local health inspectors.

The Naugatuck Valley Health District, using an A, B, C and D rating system, graded more than 130 of the inspected food establishments with an A. No eatery finished with a grade below B in inspections done through mid-December.

To earn an “A” rating, a food service establishment must have an inspection score of 93 to 100 with no critical four-point violations and not more than one risk-factor violation.

A qualified food operator, designated alternate or other knowledgeable and trained staff needs to be on site at the time of inspection. Records of training are available, accurate and up to date. Safe food handling practices and procedures have to be observed at the time of inspection and the facility needs to be found in compliance with the Public Health Code.

A “B” rating means a food service establishment has an inspection score of 86-92 with no critical four-point violations and no more than two risk-factor violations. The establishment needs to be free of major structural defects and exhibits safe food handling practices and procedures at the time of inspection. For this grade, the facility was found to be substantially in compliance with the Public Health Code.

These eateries earned a B: Taste of Joy, inspected Oct. 28; Dunkin’ Donuts, 18 Old Stratford Road, inspected July 24; and Hook-Line & Sinker, 458 River Road, inspected July 31, according to the health department.

brian.gioiele@hearstmediact.com