Want to make sure the restaurant you’re going to is safely storing and preparing its food so you won’t get sick? This free app from Contra Costa Health Services lets you do just that. Food Inspector gives you access to inspection results for thousands of food facilities all over California. Search for a restaurant by name to see whether it has been cited for health violations or use the “Near Me” button to inspect eateries close to your current location. You can also do a quick search to see which restaurants have been ordered to temporarily close their doors to correct health violations.
•Inspection results for restaurants and food facilities in dozens of cities in California
•See inspection results for restaurants and food facilities near your current location
•Find out which establishments in your area have been ordered to temporarily close their doors to correct health violations
•Map a restaurant’s location
•Display a list of restaurants you’ve recently searched
•Tap a listed violation for a detailed explanation
•Inspections are typically uploaded one week after completion. Closure information updated daily.
- Counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Los Angeles, Marin, Merced, Monterey, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo and Sonoma.
Trained food-safety specialists from local health departments conduct thousands of restaurant inspections every year to prevent foodborne illnesses. Health inspectors regularly make unannounced visits to eateries to determine whether those businesses are, among other things, preparing and storing food safely and keeping their facilities sanitary and vermin-free.
For more information about Contra Costa Health Services’ restaurant inspection program, visit cchealth.org/eh/retail-food
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Ratings and Reviews
Better than Nothing
It is what it is. I like having this tool to check out local restaurants. At the end of the day, though, one never really knows when there will be a problem with food consumed in restaurants. It just takes a day for something to go terribly wrong and you end up with food poisoning. I like Dr. Oz's guidelines to avoid certain foods and always check the rest room (if they don't care about cleaning what people DO see, what must the kitchen be like?).
Nice to be able to check the restaurant I want to go to. I wish the color coded circles (green and yellow) were explained somewhere and that the violations were more descriptive. All in all every restaurant has its problems occasionally. We just have to have some trust and use this app as a precaution.
Orange County better
Orange County actually goes in depth and lets you know what the facility did wrong. Contra costa has a lot of work to do but overall the app is still wet af kinda
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.