Food establishments with a high number of risk points according to their activities get inspections after standard frequency. This is typically the case for wholesale establishments producing food. Establishments producing and exporting animal products belong to this group.
The risk group determines the standard frequency of basic inspections. The number of standard inspections vary from 4 per year (in risk group very high) to when required (in risk group ultra-low). Slaughterhouses, fish product establishments and dairies typically get 4 basic inspections per year.
Food establishments with good compliance are inspected with a reduced frequency if they:
- Are in one of the following risk groups: low, medium, high, very high
- Have no sanctions on the last four inspection reports
- Have no sanctions on inspection reports within the last 12 months
Food establishments in risk group very high with a reduced frequency of 3 can get their inspection frequency further reduced to 2 after one year with reduced frequency status.