Scranton, PA

The Pennsylvania Chronicle often responds to comments saying, “All restaurants fail their inspection,” or “No restaurant passes these inspections.” Usually the comment precedes the person telling others how much they like the restaurant suggesting the attention unfair since everyone messes up.  

Here are the statewide numbers from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture for calendar 2019:

Total Inspections conducted: 44,915

Total violations: 77,655

Total facilities inspected: 38,337

Total “In compliance” facilities: 44,807

Total “Out of Compliance” facilities: 3108

Average inspections per facility: 1.25