How does Mississippi’s restaurant inspection grading work?
Two South Mississippi gas stations that serve hot food were cited in the past week for critical violations by the Mississippi Health Department.
▪ Money Stay LLC at 3505 Old Mobile Ave. in Pascagoula was given a C for improper reheating procedures for hot food. The problem was corrected when inspected March 5. The venue passed with an A the 3 previous times it was inspected.
▪ Jackie’s Grocery at 24281 Mississippi 53 in Saucier was inspected Feb. 28 and got a C rating for not having proper cold holding temperatures and not having proper date marking and disposition. This was the first C for the grocery in more than 10 years. The issues were corrected when inspected again on March 7.
The Health Department inspectors give restaurants and other food venues an A rating when they pass the inspection and a B if most violations are corrected during the inspection. A C is given for critical violations. Inspection reports must be posted where customers can see the current rating.