The Division of Hotels and Restaurants has recognized a record number of "No Violations" eateries, among them one from Fort Myers Beach. This month's list includes 15 establishments in Lee County.
Lowes Hot Dogs at 1113 Estero Blvd. was inspected on March 26, 2013, and no violations were reported.
The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation's Division of Hotels and Restaurants and the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association on Tuesday commended 67 restaurants across the state that made this week's list of food service establishments with no safety or sanitation violations within the past year.
The list represents the highest number of restaurants since the department began tracking the restaurants with no violations in November 2011, officials said adding these specific businesses have shown a pattern of complying with sanitation and safety standards outlined in the Federal Food and Drug Administration's Food Code.
More than 1,800 establishments have been recognized since 2011.
Establishments on this week's list include 15 restaurants in Lee County, eight restaurants in Orange County, six restaurants in Dade County, five restaurants in Osceola County, four restaurants in Volusia County, three restaurants each in Alachua and Duval counties and two restaurants each in Brevard, Escambia, Jackson, Lake, Leon, Manatee and Sarasota counties as well as several others across the state. During their latest inspections and within the past year, Division of Hotels and Restaurants inspectors did not find any sanitation or safety violations in these establishments.
Although inspection reports only offer a snapshot of the conditions at the time, the Department is recognizing the results as outstanding. The agency regularly features zero-violation inspection results for establishments across the state.
The Division of Hotels and Restaurants works to protect the health and safety of the public by providing the industry with quality inspections and fair regulation. The Division's main priority is to ensure that food is stored, prepared and served safely for the enjoyment of Floridians and our guests.
The Department of Business and Professional Regulation's mission is to license efficiently and regulate fairly. The Department licenses and regulates more than one million businesses and professionals ranging from hotels and restaurants, real estate agents and certified public accountants to veterinarians, contractors and cosmetologists. For more information and a complete list, please visit www.MyFloridaLicense.com.