Restaurant inspections to become available on Lincoln, Nebraska website

Lincoln, Nebraska, home to many food safety types at the University of Nebraska, has finally joined hundreds of other communities by providing food inspection reports online.

The JournalStar reports that Mayor Chris Beutler also announced that the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department has received a $350,000, five-year federal grant to reduce foodborne illnesses originating from retail food businesses.

The city will hire a food safety consultant to work with problem businesses and with a newly established task force that will identify barriers that hinder staff from using safe food practices, Beutler said.

The health department will report on its findings, on what works well, to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The link to the restaurant inspection site is available by typing “food inspection” in the search line on the city’s home page,