TORONTO — Jim Chan, a retired Toronto public health inspector, has revealed tips for uncovering problems with food safety and cleanliness at Canadian restaurants in a special report by CBC News.
Chan recommends diners should check out the entrance, bar, washrooms, open kitchen and cutlery for cleanliness and possible health violations. “First impressions can be meaningful, especially if you’re scoping out a restaurant. Chan always checks to see if the menus are clean, or if they’re covered in the sticky mess of previous patrons,” reads the CBC report by Megan Griffith-Greene.
The CBC News story is a lead in to the network’s upcoming Marketplace season finale reviewing almost 5,000 public health inspections from national restaurant chains in Canada.
The full investigation, Canada’s Restaurant Secrets, airs Friday, April 11 at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. in Newfoundland and Labrador) on CBC. [cbc.ca]