Why are there no reports for grocery stores, gas stations, convenience stores, and markets?
The City of Portland has an agreement with the Maine Department of Health and Human Services and inspects food service establishments by delegation of their authority. The Maine Department of Agriculture licenses and inspects grocery stores, gas stations, convenience stores, and markets. The City of Portland does not have a similar agreement with the Department of Agriculture, and therefore doesn’t inspect any establishment that engages in wholesale or makes the majority of their revenue from pre-packaged food items sales.

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1. Have you recently been ill?
2. Need to reach a Health Inspector?
3. Why are there inspection reports for only some of the restaurants?
4. Why are there no reports for grocery stores, gas stations, convenience stores, and markets?
5. What does the inspection report mean?
6. How do I interpret the report?
7. How many violations result in a failing inspection?
8. Should I be concerned about eating at a place with a failing inspection?
9. Where do complaints come from?