Restaurant Inspection Data Made Public

Philadelphia makes restaurant inspection results available on Department of Health’s web site.

The city posted reports of what it described as serious violations of the health code, including mouse and fly infestations, in food-service establishments in 2004 and 2005.

Among the restaurants cited for various infractions were the well-known White Dog Cafe in West Philadelphia and Matyson, Alma de Cuba, and Susanna Foo in Center City. Records show they rectified problems and passed subsequent inspections.

Health department spokesman Jeff Moran said the city started posting violations to clarify an inaccurate list posted this month on Philadelphia Magazine’s Web site.

“Our feeling is there’s public confusion, and we want to clear that up,” Moran said.