One of the more frequent questions I get by email is whether Oklahoma has restaurant inspection reports available. Well, the answer is yes. While some areas across the country make them very easy to read and even give scores based on the inspection findings, Oklahoma's are a little trickier to decipher. Still, you can search for a restaurant and view inspection findings over many years.
To do so, go to the Oklahoma Department of Health's food service page. After selecting the county, type the restaurant name in the search box, leaving out apostrophes. The website recommends not placing too much weight on one individual inspection but rather on the history as a whole. The list of violations will include highlighted items; these are issues directly related to causes of foodborne illnesses. If you're really interested in the process and want to put it all into perspective, you'd want to read the state's food service establishment rules.
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