Jun 14, 2010 6:09 PM
Before you dine, go online! That's if you want to check out the Food Facility Inspection Reports for Tehama County. Having the reports on the web is nothing new, but the Tehama County Environmental Health Director says it provides a more accurate look than an "A," "B," or "C" grade that other counties give. "It's a snap shot in time, in one hour or two hours time, and it doesn't really show the whole story of what's happening when we're not there to oversee the restaurant," Tim Potanovic, Tehama County Environmental Health Director stated.
The inspection reports of almost 600 restaurants, grocery stores and other businesses are available on the Tehama County website. Once you are on the site, click on departments, then environmental health, then scroll to Food Facility Inspection Reports. There you can see whether your favorite place to eat is in compliance when it comes to food safety and employee health. At least one employee we spoke with at the Countryside Cafe Monday, thinks online access is very beneficial. "We think it's great for our customers because they can go online, it's an easy way to look and see that we're up to date and we're safe ant it's a clean place to come eat for lunch or dinner or anything and we just think it is great for our customers to look at," Lauren Savercool explained.
Inspections are made about twice a year. Businesses not in compliance are given a chance to change, but Potanovic says most businesses are already towing the mark. "I think they're in good condition and they understand the importance of sanitation in the food handling business."
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