HARRISBURG (CBS) – Nicole Bucher, spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Agriculture Department, says the primary provisions of the new law signed by Governor Rendell last month standardize and strengthen food safety inspections at restaurants and retail food facilities across the state.
Bucher says in 2003 the Agriculture Department adopted the FDA’s food code for all of the inspections it conducts. She says the new law, which takes effect in late January, will impose those FDA standards on local jurisdictions that do their own inspections:READ MORE: The Aztecs 'Slowly Crush You': CBS Sports' Randy Cross Previews Fresno State-#21 San Diego State, Other Matchups
“It requires local jurisdictions to report their inspection activities to the department monthly so they can be posted on our online inspection database.”READ MORE: Halloween 2021: Trick-Or-Treating Events In Philly-Area
You can get more information and see the online inspection database at eatsafepa.com.MORE NEWS: Phil Murphy Holds Double-Digit Lead Over Challenger Jack Ciattarelli In New Jersey Governor Race, Poll Shows
Reported by: Tony Romeo, KYW Newsradio