NT: Is it normal procedure to conduct an inspection from one day to the next?
AL: You see there under inspection report where it says complaint full?
That indicates the inspection was based on a complaint filed with the
department and if there were 2 complaints filed within a short time it
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is normal practice to follow up on those complaints with an inspection.
In the case of El Toro Taco the restaurant inspector "recommended an administrative complaint
based on the January 8th inspection. There can be additional education, fines, suspension and revocation of license, but that doesn't happen often. It goes through a legal proceeding and negotiation with the division of Hotels and Restaurants through the state of Florida and they'll reach a penalty which they feel is appropriate based on the type of penalty which the restaurant incurred.
One of the final steps in that process is the followup inspection. This is a legal proceeding where everybody is afforded due process and although we take public safety very seriously we're not in the business of putting restaurants out of business we just want them to move into compliance."