Louisiana fails to inspect restaurants, putting public at risk, audit finds | NOLA.com

The state's restaurant inspection process is broken on multiple levels, putting customers at greater risk of contracting food-borne illnesses, according to a report issued Monday by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor. The Office of Public Health's Retail Food Program, the agency responsible for food safety and enforcement, failed to enforce penalties to ensure compliance, adequately inspect high-risk establishments, and fully disclose inspection reports to the public. It also issued permits to restaurants with critical health violations.

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