Emanuel Wants To Limit Restaurant Inspections

CHICAGO (CBS) — Mayor Emanuel wants some establishments that sell mostly pre-packaged food to be free from the inspection process that oversees restaurants in the city.

There simply is not enough money and inspectors to check all the establishments in the city that sell food, he says.

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So he wants to let retailers that sell mostly pre-packaged food to be able to self-certify – so the city inspectors can concentrate on the thousands of restaurants that actually prepare food.

The city has a new website up that lists restaurants and whether they have passed or failed inspections.

“Right now we have information for inspections from January 1, 2010 through October 31, 2011,” says Dr. Bechara Choucair, commissioner of the city’s department of public health.

“Every week we will be updating the site with the new inspections that have happened in the last week.”

LINK: City of Chicago Food Inspections

  • Tom

    The good mayor and his friends don’t eat at places that need inspections, so what does he care?

  • Missy

    Is he mad!!!!!!!! And he is going mad with all the BS he is talking about doing….SMH… So glad I moved out of that place!

  • TBRS

    Dis city ain’t ready for reform! LOL

  • Lyndia

    W T F is he talking about? These restaurants need more inspections. This is what you voted for people so don’t say sh@@.

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