City of Cleburne Health Inspectors conduct routine scored inspections a minimum of two times a year. These inspections are to ensure the health and safety of our community and try to prevent illness. The inspections are required by the Texas Department of State Health Services and follow the Texas Food Establishment Rules and city ordinances. Inspectors also conduct complaint inspections, follow up inspections, or foodborne illness inspections. The inspection process consists of a 47-line item inspection form, which entails hundreds of possible violations ranging from temperature issues, improper handling of food, improper hygiene, employees lacking certifications, pest infestations, cleanliness, building maintenance, and more.
Restaurants are required by city ordinance, to post their most recent inspection report in public view. The scoring is demerit type. Therefore, if an establishment exceeds 30 demerits (score below 70), it shall initiate immediate corrective action on all noted priority violations and/or immediate closure of establishment if imminent health hazards are observed.