Food Protection

Food Protection

8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Mon - Fri


Food Protection Program
(614) 645-8191

(614) 645-7005

Food-related Complaints
645-3111 or 311 online

[email protected]

Inspection Reports & Signs

Inspection Reports & Signs

View Inspection Results IconInitiated in 2006, the color-coded signage system in Columbus and Worthington aims to accurately inform the public of the health and safety status of businesses licensed by Columbus Public Health.  Types of businesses licensed include:

Color Coded Signs

These dated and color-coded signs inform the public of the most recent inspection conducted, and show what standing the business is in regarding that inspection. Use this signage system with other information, such as the detailed online inspection results, to make healthy and safe choices about where to eat, play, live and work in the City of Columbus.

Green Sign: All standard inspections have been conducted and the business has met the standards of Columbus Public Health.

Yellow Sign: All businesses that are in the enforcement process due to uncorrected critical violations found during follow-up inspections.

White Sign: All businesses placed on an increased frequency of inspections.

Red Sign: All businesses that the Board of Health has ordered closed or when a facility is on probation and has uncorrected critical violations during inspection.