New Report Lists Restaurant Food Safety Violations

More Than Half Cited In High Risk Category

You may want to do your homework before going out to eat.

A new report from the Center for Science in the Public Interest has evaluated inspection reports from 20 cities nationwide, detailing food safety hazards found in restaurants. More than half of the restaurants inspected had at least one high-risk food safety violation.

Denver had an average of 1.2 violations per establishment inspected. Those violations include unclean food surfaces, employee handwashing, and improper holding temperature for food. Experts warn these violations can lead to numerous food-borne illnesses.

CSPI wants all restaurants to post ratings on their front doors.

The industry argues consumers can already get the information they need.

For the full report go to

  • Denver's restaurant health inspection reports are at

  • Adams, Arapahoe, Douglas counties reports are listed on

  • Boulder county restaurants reports can be found at

  • Jefferson county inspections are listed at

  • For a listing of all other health department websites, visit
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