CHAPTER 1, FOOD SAFETY
6-4 ESTABLISHMENT SCORING
a. Certain NAVMED P-5010-1 violations are imminent health hazards and
an example of an imminent health hazard. Imminent health hazards require
immediate intervention and may require closure of the facility.
b. Critical items are NAVMED P-5010-1 violations more likely to
contribute to food contamination, illness, or environmental degradation and
represent substantial public health hazards.
c. The NAVMED P-5010-1 allows the PMA to use professional judgement
regarding some of the violations to determine their seriousness based on
the likelihood of an event occurring.
6-4.2 Scoring Methods
a. The Food Establishment Inspection Report is based on citing
violations in two categories, critical and noncritical. Each of the
violations are expected to be corrected within given time frames. The
score, which is the number of items in violation, is significant as an
indicator of the overall control of the causes of foodborne illness;
however, there is no defined point at which a score translates into a
significant health hazard. In fact, it is possible to have only one
critical violation which has the potential for causing a foodborne illness
b. Fixed Categorization will be utilized to score establishments by
using critical and non critical categories.
(1) Fixed Categorization
(a) In this method, a fixed number of maximum critical
violations is selected for each category of
establishments. The Table of Critical Violations (Table 1-8) illustrates
one application of this method.
(b) The number of violations used may be adjusted
to accommodate current levels of resources in the agency and varying levels
of compliance at the command.
(c) When a food establishments exceeds one of the critical
violation limits the PMA must promptly notify the commanding officer and