Every Sunday, my local paper publishes the Health Department's inspection results, with special attention to the ones who lose their permits. So far, none of the places that I eat at have failed their inspections.
There is a carneceria (Mexican meat market), near my house, that shows up, in that column almost every month. How many chances should a food establishment get, before it is shut down?
Last week, one restaurant got busted, when the health inspector saw a roach crawl out of a soda-dispenser spout. The owner says its was because none of his employees speak English and they can't understand the health regs. HE speaks English and HE is in charge and should see to it that his restaurant meets the standards.