Inside Lodging Inspections

ASHLAND, Ore. –The Rogue Valley thrives on tourism. Abi Maghamfar learned that first hand when he left California to start a bed and breakfast in Ashland three years ago. Maghamfar’s business, Abigail’s Bed and Breakfast, is one of countless tourist operations to spring up in the Valley. Events like the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Britt … Continue reading »

Inside County Food Inspections

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. – From restaurants, to food trucks, to hotel breakfasts, there isn’t a single meal served in a public place that escapes the purview of county health inspectors. Restaurant inspections are the biggest part of what Jackson County Environmental Public Health does. A tiny amount of viral particles, spread from fecal matter into … Continue reading »

Inside Health Inspections, Part 1

MEDFORD, Ore – It’s inspection time for a popular Medford restaurant. Over the next half hour the inspector walks unannounced and unimpeded, clipboard in hand, through every nook and cranny of the kitchen. Every date will be checked, every cook greeted, and every food item examined. The restaurant inspection is one small part of what … Continue reading »