Look Up Polk Restaurant Health Inspections

restaurant kitchenThere’s been a lot of Facebook discussion lately (a sample) about The Morning Paper’s method of presenting restaurant health inspection information, so we wanted to point out an alternative presentation.

Check out Polk County restaurant health inspections in a searchable statewide database published by tallahassee.com, the website for the Tallahassee Democrat newspaper.

The Polk landing page starts with the nine restaurants that passed inspection with no violations in the last 30 days. Next are the 64 that didn’t pass on the first try.

A click on any restaurant name shows you the restaurant’s inspection history, including links that let you dig into specific violations, their severity and what was done to correct them.

Consumers can use the search box to look up any restaurant in Florida to check for safety concerns.

The database was programmed by Yoonserk Pyun, a data journalist who previously built a similar application for theledger.com that is no longer available.

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