BALTIMORE (WJZ)—The Baltimore City Health Department released a new inspection web portal on Tuesday that provides the public with an easy way to access food service facility inspection data online.

The health department says it’s their way to improve transparency and streamline the inspection process.

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“People need to be able to make informed decisions about where they want to eat. We are proud to introduce this new tool which will increase transparency and help residents make better choices for their families,” said Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen. “We’ve continued to work tirelessly to ensure our restaurants and other food service establishments serve food in a hygienic and safe way, and believe this new system will empower residents to be more involved in this critical public safety process.”

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Officials say the online system officially introduced today offers users the capability to view inspection reports as of January 1, 2016 and allows users to sort facilities by name, address, zip code, or city council district.

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