As of Dec. 14, the Sudbury and District Health Unit will be posting its restaurant inspection reports online at www.sdhu.com.
The online reports will go back to Nov. 1, 2009.
“Before we had the technology to go online, the public could call us for inspection and enforcement information for restaurants and other food premises,” said Stacey Laforest, a manager in the Health Unit’s Environmental Health division, in a press release.
“Posting the information on our website makes it more accessible to the public.”
The food premises in the Sudbury and Manitoulin districts are listed alphabetically by name. The information includes food premises inspection reports, food safety convictions reports, food safety closures reports, an explanation of commonly used terms, and a link to the applicable legislation.
Inspection reports are updated daily and appear on the website within three business days of the inspection.
“By posting restaurant inspection reports, we hope to keep the public informed about food safety issues,” said Laforest. “Safe food handling practices at all food premises is key to preventing foodborne illnesses,” she added.
The public can still ask for information about food premises inspection and enforcement activities by calling the health unit at 522-9200, ext 0.