The Baltimore City Health Department has launched a web portal providing consumers with easy access to information on the sanitary conditions of restaurants and food service facilities across the city.
As reported in The Baltimore Sun:
Baltimore Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen and Councilman Brandon Scott introduced a website that allows residents to look up the results of health department inspections for the city’s 5,000 food facilities. The portal launched Tuesday and includes all reports since Jan. 1.
“You cannot be healthy if the food that you’re eating is old, has bacteria in it, has been out for days, has been out for hours, and people have a right to know that their food is safe,” Wen said. “We believe in providing all the information for our residents so that they can make the best choices possible about their health.”
Previously, inquisitive residents would have had to make their way to the health department’s building on East Fayette Street or file public information requests to obtain copies of inspection reports. The new system lets users search for restaurants by name, address or council district at baltimore.foodinspectionreports.com. The database includes the full reports.