Health inspectors may be representatives of local, state, or federal levels. Most health inspectors have a background in food service and are trained specifically to locate and identify septic conditions. The health inspector should be expected to perform the following tasks:
-Collect samples of potentially contaminated surfaces or product in an attempt to isolate the source of an infection.
-Issue citations and fines in cases of serious violation.
-Perform inspections to ensure restaurants abide by local, state, and federal food service law.
-Educate restaurant owners and staff on safe food handling and food preparation.
-Prepare and publish reports regarding the cleanliness of restaurants and make them available online or as a public record.