News of Zomick’s failed inspections has apparently reached one of the highest ranking politicians in the state, and he wants to do something about it.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver this week submitted a bill that would require the State Department of Agriculture and Markets to post all food inspection violations online, reports The Jewish Week.
“Posting the inspection results on a government website, such as the department’s or Open New York, would provide easier access to violation information to the public, especially for food purchased when the consumer doesn’t physically visit the establishment where it is produced or sold,” according to a memo explaining the bill. “This will be an invaluable resource for all consumers, as it will allow them to make better informed choices about what foods to buy.”
Currently, failed inspections are only required to be posted at a physical location, such as Zomick’s plant in Inwood. This bill would post the detail of the violation, date of inspection and the penalty.