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Posted on: May 19, 2017

McKinney health inspection reports now available for consumer review

Effective June 1, the City of McKinney Health Compliance Division will be publishing the most recent health inspection reports for food establishments in full detail on the city’s website via an interactive map. The main goal of the change is to place consumers in a position to make better informed decisions regarding their dining choices and to support McKinney’s continued efforts for transparency by providing easy access to public information.

Previously, the city’s website displayed a numeral score for food establishments. As an update, the inspection report available online will be an exact copy of the report establishments receive after their health inspection is completed.

McKinney Health Compliance does not score inspection results on a standard zero to 100 scale but instead tabulates total demerits. If no violations are found, a score of zero demerits is achieved. Violations during inspections carry different weighted demerits, with the most critical violations being worth three demerits. If an establishment receives more than 30 demerits, a re-inspection is required and corrections must be made to bring the total score below 30 demerits in accordance with the Texas Food Establishment Rules (Chapter 228 of the Texas Administrative Code).

Later this year the city will also begin conducting health inspections electronically on iPads through a new software package. The new software package and the all-electronic inspection process will streamline all health inspections over time and the results will be emailed to the business owner and be available for printing.

For more information, visit the City of McKinney Health Compliance Division pages or call at (972) 547-7440.

About McKinney

McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. As one of the fastest growing cities in America, McKinney has a current population of more than 168,000. The city was #1 on the list of Best Places to Live in America in 2014, published by Money Magazine. Established in 1848, the city is located 30 miles north of Dallas and is the county seat of Collin County. McKinney offers award-winning schools, a vibrant historic downtown, diverse housing options, a robust economy and a uniquely beautiful natural setting, with rolling hills and lush trees.

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