Health Department to begin posting restaurant inspection reports online
If you’re heading out to eat in Lincoln County, you can now check your favorite restaurant’s inspection report before you go. Beginning Jan. 26, the public can now view the three most recent inspection reports of food establishments. These reports can be viewed on the Lincoln County Health Department’s website http://lincolncountyhealthdepartment.com or www.co.lincoln.wi.us.
Inspections are important in ensuring compliance with the requirements of the Wisconsin Food Code as well as safe food handling. Improper food handling practices can cause foodborne illness. Please keep in mind that inspection reports are a snapshot of conditions found on the date and time of the inspection. Visitors to this site are cautioned against interpreting the status of a particular facility based only on one report.
The Lincoln County Health Department is responsible for the licensing and regulation of food operation, retail operations, lodging establishments, campgrounds, swimming pools, body art establishments, and manufactured home communities. All licensed establishments that serve the public are inspected by the Lincoln County Health Department annually.
Results will be posted to the website one week after an inspection. To view the reports go to http://lincolncountyhealthdepartment.com or www.co.lincoln.wi.us and click on “Lincoln County Inspection Reports” on the right side of the page to view restaurants in Lincoln County. For restaurants outside of Lincoln County, click “Wisconsin Inspection Reports.” Establishments can be viewed alphabetically or searched by typing the first two letters of the name in the search box.
“This new service makes it easier for the public to check on their favorite dining establishments to find out whether restaurants are meeting food safety standards,” says Meghan Young-Williams, Environmental Health Specialist, Lincoln County Health Department, who performs inspections in Lincoln County. “This also helps us as we educate on the importance of food safety.”
If you have questions, please contact Meghan Young-Williams at 715-539-1364 or Ed Newburry at 715-539-1379.