PRIORITY VIOLATIONS are the most serious category of violations. They are the violations that directly contribute to foodborne illness or food poisoning. Examples include food at unsafe temperature (warmer than 41 degrees F and colder than 135 degrees F) and employees failing to wash hands before handing food.PRIORITY FOUNDATION VIOLATIONS (labeled Foundation in this dataset) are violations that indirectly contribute to foodborne illness or food poisoning. Examples include not having a food product thermometer or no paper towels at the hand sink. CORE VIOLATIONS are the least serious category of violation and do not significantly contribute to foodborne illness or food poisoning, but are violations of other legal requirements. Examples include a dirty floor or a dirty dumpster area.
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