In an effort to keep residents safe when eating foods at a place outside their home, the Food Inspection Services Program by City of San Antonio Metro Health works to ensure maximum protection in food safety.
It reviews and approve construction plans for food establishments as well as issue all food licenses.
While some people may know about restaurant inspections, but Metro Health also inspects anywhere food is sold. This includes daycare centers, schools, bars, grocery stores, food trucks and food booths like you may see at Fiesta.
Last year, Metro Health conducted over 3,000 food inspections just during Fiesta across the city. It tries to ensure the food is safe, that it’s stored properly, and is at a proper temperature.
It also makes sure employees are handling the food safely anywhere food is sold. This is part of public health and helps keep people safe.
Metro Health offers food inspection scores online. You can find the score of your favorite restaurant on its website.