CALIFORNIA: San Francisco restaurant inspections down
Posted: October 31st, 2010 - 8:41pm
Source: San Francisco Examiner
San Francisco health officials say restaurant inspections are lagging because of a lack of staff.
The San Francisco Health Department has 19 food inspectors instead of the 23 it is supposed to. Health officials tell the San Francisco Examiner that retirements and disciplinary problems have whittled down the staff.
The shortage means thousands of restaurants may only be getting one inspection a year, and eateries with problems may not be receiving follow-up visits.