App provides Pennsylvania food inspection reports
Do you ever wonder if the restaurant you're eating at has a clean bill of health when it comes to inspections? In Pennsylvania now there's an app for that.
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has launched EatSafePA, a free mobile app that allows Pennsylvanians to have restaurant inspection reports at their fingertips to help them choose a dining establishment without fear of foodborne illness.
EatSafePA is available in the Apple App Store for iPhone and the Google Play Store for Android. Once downloaded, users can either enable their location services or manually search by restaurant, business name, city, or zip code. In the app, foodies on the move will have access to thousands of restaurant and retail food establishment inspection reports, including violations and inspector comments.
Food inspectors of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture oversee 45,000 retail food facilities including restaurants, fair vendors, farm markets, grocery stores, and school cafeteria and inspect nearly 6,000 food establishments and businesses where food is manufactured or stored for further distribution.
Restaurants and other retail food facilities are inspected when they initially open or change ownership, after a remodel, and once annually thereafter via an unannounced inspection. Inspections are also prompted by public complaints. It is these inspections that are available in full via EatSafePA.