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State releases data on restaurant inspection violations in 2016


Delaware Open Data, the state’s official open data portal, released a data set last week listing recent restaurant inspection violations from across the state.

Between January 2016 and March 2017, the state issued nearly 8,000 violations to establishments ranging from chain restaurants to local eateries.

The data set includes the name and location of the restaurant and what kind of violation it received. It also specifies whether the violation was “corrected on site” before the inspector left the premises.

There are over 3,500 permitted food establishments in Delaware, according to the Division of Public Health. Inspectors hit each location about twice a year to insure compliance with the State of Delaware Food Code, a science-based regulation based on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The data set is available here: https://data.delaware.gov/Health/Restaurant-Inspection-Violations/384s-wygj

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