ALBANY, N.Y. - On Monday, Albany County health workers will begin inspecting restaurants, requiring the rating results to be posted prominently inside the eatery for customers to see.
Albany County restaurants will receive a rating of "excellent, good, fair or unsatisfactory" based on the inspection of sanitary conditions and cleanliness of the establishment.
This new rule, covering about 1,600 restaurants in the county, is part of a resolution approved by the county legislature last month. County officials say they worked with local restaurants to ensure the final legislation didn't harm small businesses.
Albany County Legislator Chris Higgins said the law will allow for more information, making the health inspections readily accessible and easier to understand.
Officials estimate it will take until mid-2013 until inspectors look at all the restaurants.