§ 456.1. Posting Requirements – Penalty For Noncompliance – Documents Available For Public Review.  


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  • A.   Upon issuance of a Symbol by a County Environmental Health Inspector, the food preparation and service establishment shall post the Symbol on the premises of the establishment so as to be clearly visible to patrons of the establishment.

    B.   Food preparation and service establishments that are not issued Symbols by a County Environmental Health Inspector shall not post the Symbol on the premises of the establishment.

    C.   Food preparation and service establishments, whether issued Symbols or not, must make the inspection score card and the inspection report available to the general public and patrons for review upon request. In addition, establishments must post the inspection report on the premises so as to be clearly visible to patrons of the establishment. Posting of the inspection report shall not be required of "food preparation and service establishments" defined in Section 451(i), (m), (n), (o), (p), or (r).

    D.   The Health Department shall strive to make all current inspection reports of food preparation and service establishments available on the Department's website as soon as is practicable.

    E.   Once required to be posted, the Symbol and the inspection report shall not be defaced, marred, camouflaged, hidden or removed until superceded. It is unlawful to operate a food preparation and service establishment unless the inspection score card, the Symbol, and the inspection report are in place as set forth hereunder. Removal of the inspection score care, the Symbol, or the inspection report from their required place on the premises is a violation of Section 456 et seq. and may result in the suspension or revocation of the Public Health Permit to operate and shall be punishable as specified in Section 456.

    F.   Every food preparation and service establishment shall post a legibly lettered sign which displays the following information so as to be clearly visible to the general public and to patrons entering the establishment: Any public health concerns regarding this establishment should be directed to the City and County of San Francisco Department of Public Health, Environmental Health Section located at: (local office address and telephone number to be provided by a County Environmental Health Inspector).

    G.   The food inspection report upon which the current Symbol and the current inspection score card are based shall be maintained at the food preparation and service establishment and shall be available to the general public and to patrons for review upon request. The food preparation and service establishment shall keep the current food inspection report until such time as a County Environmental Health Inspector completes the next routine or scheduled inspection of the establishment and issues a new food inspection report.

(Added by Ord. 81-04, File No. 040092, App. 5/20/2004)