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New Smartphone App To Reveal History of Contra Costa Co. Restaurant Health Code Inspections

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A restaurant undergoes inspection. (Contra Costa Health Services)

A restaurant undergoes inspection. (Contra Costa Health Services)

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MARTINEZ (KCBS)— If you’ve ever wondered about the cleanliness of a particular food establishment in Contra Costa County you will soon have access to that information in the form of an app.

The Contra Costa Environmental Health Division has designed the app called FoodInspector that will include the food inspection history of thousands of eateries.

Health Division Director Marilyn Underwood said it’ll contain routine inspection history of just about every place there is to eat in the county.

“And you can scroll down using your cursor to see the last five years of our routine inspections as well as our validated complaint inspections,” she said.

She told county supervisors the app will provide accurate information on the closure of eating establishments.

“We might close a facility because again they lack hot water, but you can imagine they scramble very quickly to re-open it. So again they would re-open it in that 24 hours.”

Underwood also said all the information is on the county’s website. The app just makes the information more accessible for smartphone users who are curious about a particular eatery.

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