The Franklin County Health Department has conducted 313 food establishment inspections since Jan. 1, an official said Thursday.

But some of those 313 inspections are reinspections of the same facilities, said Tony Buel with the health department.

The way the health department’s computer system logs the data makes it difficult to say how many violations have been given out, Buel said.

There are about 487 food establishments in the county, Buel said in April.

In 2011 and 2012, the county health department failed to inspect all local food establishments, records show.

The establishments were supposed to be inspected at least once a year, but in 2011 there were only 186 inspections and 368 in 2012.

In those years, there were between 460 to 500 food establishments in the county.

County officials have vowed to inspect all local food establishments this year.

There has been discussion of hiring an additional inspector, but it may not happen now because of funding shortages.

The county health department has one full-time and one part-time inspector.