What happens in Vegas (restaurants) is now available on-line
Posted: November 30th, 2010 - 3:43pm
What’s one of the most requested types of public record maintained in las Vegas? Food establishment inspections.
Today, the Southern Nevada Health District announced it was posting inspection reports on its website, giving people a look at how their favorite eateries have been graded and which received the most demerits from inspectors.
Violations are listed on the site, such as inadequate plumbing or poor pest control.
FOX 5 News reports a quick search showed that more than 10,900 of the 11,245 establishments listed have been given an “A” following their last inspection.
The list includes bars and restaurants, as well as grocery stores and retailers.
The launch of this new feature allows the public to view health inspections for all permitted food establishments in Clark County and is available at www.SNHD.info.
Information provided on the site includes inspection reports for all food establishments with active health district permits and archived reports as far back as 2005.
These records provide a snapshot of the day and time of the inspection and new reports are posted within five business days of when they are completed. Food establishments are inspected annually or more often if it is deemed necessary. Risk factors that have the potential to contribute to foodborne illness are more heavily weighted in the inspection demerit process than items related to design, maintenance or general sanitation.
Inspection findings can result in an “A” grade, a downgrade to a “B” or “C” status, or for an extremely excessive number of violations or an uncontrolled imminent health hazard, a facility closure.