Licensed Facilities - Food Inspections
The Missoula City-County Health Department
conducts annual inspections of food establishments in Missoula County. While these reports have
always been available to the public at 301 West Alder, our new
computerized inspection system now allows internet access to reports
dating from October 1, 2008 to present.
you search, please note the following:
Our inspectors conduct “risk-based” inspections
Missoula County establishments.
This means inspectors focus on problems most likely to cause food
contamination, illness or injury.
These deficiencies, or Critical Violations, include but
are not limited to the following:
- inadequate cooking or holding temperatures,
- poor personal hygiene and handling,
- unsafe food sources,
- improper cleaning and sanitizing
- and cross-contamination.
Inspectors may also note Non-Critical Violations
during the inspection. These
violations, while often facility-based or indirectly related to food
safety, can lead to critical issues in the establishment
Keep in mind that an
inspection is only a “snapshot”. Using a single inspection, or the
number of violations cited, will not accurately reflect the food safety
the establishment. Looking at several reports over time better reflects
how an establishment operates.
If you would like to see more
details about any of the establishments in Missoula County, or would like to view inspection
reports prior to October 1, 2008, please visit us at 301 West Alder.
some documents are in "Portable Document Format" and
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