Calif. county adds bar codes to restaurant inspection grades

Customers can scan codes with phones to see latest inspection reports

A technology that has been used by some restaurant companies for marketing purposes is being used by one California county to give diners near-instant access to health inspection records.

The environmental health division of Kern County Public Health has begun including quick-response, or QR, bar codes on restaurant inspection letter grade placards. When scanned by special readers, QR codes can spew out content to display screens or, using a software application, can direct mobile brow

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