There were a total of 330 violations reported at 95 establishments in La Crosse, Monroe, Trempealeau and Jackson counties, according to records provided by state and county health departments. Inspection data for Vernon County during March was not provided.
There were nine restaurants with no code infractions reported during regular annual inspections and one that was cleared in a complaint-driven visit.
The most commonly reported violation involved improper date marking for food storage.
The records, obtained through open records requests, were added to the La Crosse Tribune’s online restaurant inspection database, which includes all inspection reports since 2013 for restaurants in Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Trempealeau and Vernon counties.
The interactive database can be searched by establishment, location or the nature of violation.
Restaurants are typically inspected once per year, though some with serious violations receive follow-up visits.
An inspection represents a snapshot in time, and violations are often corrected on the spot. Performance is best measured over multiple inspections.