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New guidelines for state restaurant inspections
The state agency that inspects restaurants and food trucks will have new guidelines in a few days.
The rules from the Florida Department of Business and Professional regulation are designed to make the inspection process more efficient.
Food service establishments will be categorized by "risk levels," rated one to four.
Places with good inspection grades in the past and places that don't handle risky foods won't be inspected as often.
Businesses with a bad inspection history will see inspectors more frequently.
Heather Hyde, General Manager of "The Boat House Landing" in Valparaiso says they go to great lengths to keep their restaurant clean and safe.
She says training classes are provided for all employees.
They learn proper food storage and handling requirements.
Hyde says if more businesses would follow the basics, they would pass the test.
"...If you have that protocol and stick to it and that is how things are.You do not have to worry about someone getting sick because you've got raw meat next to lettuce just keep things how they should be."
The new regulations go into effect July 1st.