sanitation score

A score generated by the Miami-based Vessel Sanitation Program (VSP), under the CDC, based on unannounced inspections of all cruise ships that travel to US ports from international areas

sanitation score

Epidemiology A score generated by the Miami-based Vessel Sanitation Program–VSP, under the CDC, based on unannounced inspections of all cruise ships that travel to US ports from international areas. See Cruise-associated diarrheal disease.
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The scores were averaged to obtain a mean overall sanitation score.
The mean sanitation score assigned by the survey teams was 79.
After the first draft of this Article, the New York Post reported that the manager of Per Se, whose owner has ties to Mayor Bloomberg, called DOHMH to improve the sanitation score of an inspection outside our observation period.
The public health evidence on the relationship between sanitation scores and health risks is inconclusive.
Thomas, Virgin Islands, who led his team to attain a galley sanitation score of 96.
A sanitation score that does not include all of the violations observed during an inspection regardless of the association between critical violations and foodborne illness, cannot be considered a measure of the overall sanitation level found in a food establishment.
A new method of calculating a sanitation score is currently being used in the city of Park Ridge, Illinois, that deducts points for each separate violation found.
The mandate will be enforced by city health inspectors during inspections and will penalize restaurants violating the ban by deducting points off sanitation scores.
The CDC's Vessel Sanitation Program regularly inspects ships and issues sanitation scores based on a 100-point scale.
hygiene related) were most common, and 3) to determine if the nursing home sanitation scores were related to age of the nursing home facility.
To be sure your vessel meets these standards, you can access sanitation scores for your vessel with the help of your travel agent or via the Internet.
The frequency of food facility inspections has been demonstrated to be positively associated with sanitation scores, a result that shows the importance of inspections (Allwood, Lee, & Borden-Glass, 1999).