Informal conferences offer non-adversarial approach to the resolution of non-critical retail food code violations

D. Z. McSwane, J. A. Palmer, F. J. Vilardo, E. L. Mitter

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    A survey of local retail food regulatory program personnel from throughout the United States revealed that, other than on-site resolution, the informal conference was the most widely used approach for settling disputes involving persistent, non-critical violations. The primary objective of the conference approach is the prompt, voluntary correction of insanitary conditions. It is most effective when used as a one-time compliance action for retail food operators whose retail food facilities and operations do not present serious public health risks, such as critical violations or imminent health hazards.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)36-39
    Number of pages4
    JournalJournal of Environmental Health
    Issue number2
    StatePublished - Jan 1 1992


    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
    • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
    • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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