CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Kanawha County restaurant patrons can access online inspection reports for eateries beginning Feb. 7, county health officials say.
The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department plans to put in place a color-coded restaurant rating system countywide on Feb. 1. The results of those inspections will be posted to the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department's website beginning a week later, said KCHD Sanitation Supervisor Nasandra Wright.
The inspection reports and ratings for each food establishment will be posted according to their city or township in Kanawha County, Wright said.
Health Department officials are required to inspect each food establishment at least twice a year. Ratings for each restaurant will be available at www.kchdwv.org as they are completed, Wright said.
The department is also developing a mobile application for the inspections. The app should be up and running by summer, Wright said.
The department has been testing the rating system with a pilot program for the past six months. Restaurants in South Charleston and Corridor G have been part of the pilot.
During a meeting of the health board's food committee Tuesday afternoon, the committee recommended that the health board approve the rating system for the entire county.
Committee member and County Engineer John Luoni recommended changing one aspect of the rating system under the pilot program.