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  • Editor's Note: A new inspection-scoring system for food facilities went into effect in September after the state of Oregon adopted the 2009 Food and Drug Administration Food Code. Jackson County health inspectors still use the same criteria for evaluating restaurants, focusing on measures that prevent foodborne illness and su...
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  • Editor's Note: A new inspection-scoring system for food facilities went into effect in September after the state of Oregon adopted the 2009 Food and Drug Administration Food Code. Jackson County health inspectors still use the same criteria for evaluating restaurants, focusing on measures that prevent foodborne illness and subtracting points for violations. However, low-priority items — while noted — no longer count against a restaurant's overall score, effectively increasing the likelihood that an establishment can log a perfect score.
    County health inspectors in September evaluated 106 restaurants. All passed their semiannual inspections, and 65 received perfect scores of 100. All scores are published in weekly portions in the Mail Tribune.
    The following restaurants received perfect scores of 100:
    • 4 Daughters Irish Pub, Medford;
    • Abby's Legendary Pizza, Crater Lake Highway, Medford;
    • Angelo's Pizza Parlor, Phoenix;
    • Ashland Gourmet Catering, Ashland;
    • Bad Ass Coffee II, Crater Lake Avenue, Medford;
    • Baskin-Robbins, Medford;
    • Breadboard Restaurant, Ashland;
    • Carl's Jr., Crater Lake Highway and Biddle Road, Medford;
    • Cascade Bingo, White City;
    • Central Point Food & Friends, Central Point;
    • Confident Caterers Inc., Medford;
    • The Cupcake Company, Medford;
    • Deli-Bean No. 7, Medford;
    • Dutch Bros., East Main Street, Medford, and White City;
    • First Presbyterian Church, Ashland;
    • Flamingo's Sandwiches, Highland Drive, Roberts Road and Stewart Avenue, Medford; and Phoenix;
    • Frosty Boy, Medford;
    • Guadalajara Jr. Inc., Gold Hill;
    • Hangar Corp., Ashland;
    • Happy Falafel, Ashland;
    • Holy Joe's, Medford;
    • India Palace, Medford;
    • Jerry Sauer Wyl-De Dog, Talent;
    • Johnny B's Rockin' Diner, Medford.
    Inspectors subtract points for violations of "priority" and "priority foundation" items, which include: foods maintained at improper temperatures, improperly cooled or reheated; not properly protected from contamination, from unapproved origins, unsafe, adulterated or not honestly presented; not date-marked or discarded upon expiration; raw animal foods improperly cooked; presence of rodents or insects; inadequate personal hygiene; failure to clean and sanitize food equipment; lack of an approved water system; toxic chemicals or cleansers not properly stored, used or labeled.
    Restaurant scores are posted at www.jacksoncounty.org and www.mailtribune.com/dining.
    Inspection files are open to the public at the division of environmental health, Jackson County Health and Human Services, 1005 E. Main St., Medford.
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