Friday, May 28, 2010

Required reading before you dining

Before you dig into that chef's special this weekend, perhaps a little research into what's happening on the other side of that swinging door might be in order.  

Healthspace has published the latest findings from the Northern Health Authority region,  as they continue to keep track of Prince Rupert's restaurant sector, providing regular reports on issues of note for those that enjoy a good night out with some fine dining. 

Posted on a semi regular basis, the inspection reports for the city's wide range of dining options provides for some interesting reading on some of the more popular and lesser known establishments in town. The list ranges from the fanciest of restaurants in town to bars, pubs, fast food operations and even school cafeterias.  

The latest reports were provided the week of May 21st, outlining some of the infractions found and remedial efforts taken among the city's restaurant owners. The healthspace website does however provide the following caveat to its listed findings: The inspections and hazard ratings posted on this site are valid only at the time of inspection. Conditions are subject to change. Information is posted to this site as often as possible to reflect the current conditions. This site may not reflect any changes made to correct the hazards identified. New hazards may occur subsequent to the time of the last inspection. Visitors to this site are cautioned against interpreting the status of a particular facility based on only one report. 

The listing of restaurants is provided in a number of categories, perhaps the one of most interest to Rupertites and visitors alike is the current hazard level of establishments in the city,  rated from high to low which you can check out here

For further details on a particular establishment simply click on the restaurant's name, which outlines the current state of the restaurant's standing on the list. 

Healthspace also provides public inspection reports on other concerns of note, such as drinking water (a tad out of date),  recreational water issues (pools in the city) and beaches (where such exist). 

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