All places in Knox County inspected by the state during 2021 for health standards passed their inspections, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

The CDC posted those inspections on its website. According to the CDC website, there were 67 inspections conducted in Knox County this year by the health inspection program, which is part of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. Two of those listed as Knox County were outside the county.

All 65 of the Knox County locations passed their inspections.

A failed inspection results from more than three critical, or more than 10 non-critical, violations of safety standards. Critical violations must be corrected within 10 days and non-critical violations are generally required to be corrected within 30 days. The time frame in which a follow-up inspection occurs after each failed inspection depends on the nature of the violations that caused the failure.

Critical violations are more likely than other violations to contribute to food-borne or other illnesses, infection, or environmental health hazards, according to the state. Non-critical violations, when left uncorrected, may become critical issues.

Nine Knox County places had at least one critical one violation, but none had three or more.

Statewide, there were 1,815 inspections during 2021 with 64 establishments failed.

The state programs conduct inspections per the Maine Food Code and State of Maine rules and regulations. Health Inspectors are also trained to conduct inspections for lodging, campground, youth camps, public pools/spas, and body artists.

The link to the state inspection site is https://apps.web.maine.gov/online/hip_search/health-inspection-search.html.