Health inspection information more public than ever

By Jenn Watt

Published July 24 2018

Information about health inspections of area restaurants beauty/body art businesses and recreational water facilities is now much easier to find.

On July 1 the Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit launched a new website and signage initiative aimed at better informing the public about the results of recent inspections.
The website called HKPR CheckINspection features details on recent inspections including whether the facility passed or failed as well as any infractions it may have received.

There will also now be bright green and red signs posted in businesses that display the most recent inspection results. Green means pass and red means the business is closed while dealing with the issues.

“The HKPR CheckINspection program is a win-win for both customers and businesses” Richard Ovcharovich manager of environmental health with the health unit said in a press release. “On the one hand the program is an easy way for people to check in on a business or service to see if it is following all safety and health regulations. For businesses the program can assure potential customers that they are serious about protecting their health and well being.”