Health inspection reports are a public record but this Spring San Francisco County will post them online. Contra Costa County is also considering a similar move, primarily to pressure restaurants to improve their sanitary conditions. There’s demonstrable evidence to support the effectiveness of this approach, as evidenced in the Los Angeles experiment, where health inspection reports have been posted to the Internet since 1998.
Many counties and cities have searchable databases of food facility inspection reports, including Denver, Santa Clara, San Mateo. Texas lists the inspection reports by category. A substantial list can be generated at searchsystems.net by doing an advanced search in the following way. Match All Keywords: Inspection; Match any keyword: Food Health Restaurant; Without keywords: Licenses.