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Resource ID: #21275
Subject: Restaurants
Source: WFTS-TV (Tampa, Fla.)
Date: Oct. 30, 31; Nov. 3



This investigation aired in three parts. The first showed how there were too few health inspectors, too few inspections, and too many incomplete inspections of restaurants in the Tampa area. The second part explored why it takes so long to shut down a restaurant despite numerous violations. The story noted how the director of a state agency that oversees inspectors had sent out a gag order to them not to talk to media, legislators or lobbyists. The third part focused on the fiscal health of the state agency and noted how the state had spent more than $16 million on a computer system to computerize inspection reports but that the system still had not been implemented.

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