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Detroit has finally made its restaurant health inspection reports available online, now we have a wealth of new data to help inform where we should and shouldn’t eat…

Here are five key takeaways from the reports:

1.There are nearly 1,300* bars and restaurants currently operating in the city of Detroit.

2.The single worst inspection went to Greektown’s recently shuttered New Parthenon restaurant, which clocked 13 priority violations in a single visit on June 30, 2018. The city defines priority violations as the most serious, the types that “directly contribute to food-borne illness or food poisoning.”

Among the worst violations, “raw animal food” was stored next to or above ready-to-eat human food; hot food was kept too cold and cold food was kept too warm; mice were found in the basement; and food was kept past its discard date and “dishonestly presented” to diners, according to the report

The Oakland County Health Division appears to be the only local unit that doesn’t make its restaurant health inspections public. Both Macomb County and greater Wayne County already publish health inspection reports online.

5 things we found in Detroit's newly public restaurant health inspection reports

Buy Photo The recently shuttered New Parthenon Restaurant in Greektown was one of Detroit's worst health inspection violators. (Photo: KIMBERLY P. MITCHELL, Detroit Free Press) Now that the City of Detroit has joined the rest of us in the 21st Century and made its restaurant health inspection reports available online, we have a wealth of new data to help inform where we should and - more importantly - shouldn't eat.