The following classes have been defined for all food establishments within the City of Greenville:
Class 1 - Establishments involved with the preparation of potentially hazardous foods from scratch, including but not limited to full service restaurants, delis, bakeries, doughnut shops, sandwich shops and yogurt shops.
Class 2 - Establishments serving open foods such as hot dogs. This will typically include convenience stores with hot dog sales, bulk candy stores, coffee shops and ice bagging operations.
Class 3 - Establishments selling pre-packaged food items only (these are allowed to sell popcorn). These food establishments typically include convenience stores and gas stations.
Class 4 - Bulk food sales and storage or warehouse operations including outdoor markets.
Class 5 - Supermarkets/meat markets with deli/bakeries, including sausage production.
Class 6 - Special Food Sales Permits (Incidental Sales - food sales that are minor to the operation)
Class 7 - Day Care Centers - Limited to child or adult care facilities where food is prepared and served on site.
41 or more demerits
Food Establishment Scores
Violations noted on the inspection are listed as demerits, using a weighted scale of 3 to 5 demerits based on severity. The lower the score, the fewer critical violations observed, with zero being the best. The inspector will make follow-up visits to establishments with high scores to ensure that corrections are completed (the score will remain the same). If violations are not corrected the establishment may be closed.