Restaurant scores no longer online across state

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Restaurant scores across Tennessee are no longer online because the state's contract expired July 1.

The scores now must be obtained by calling the health department where the restaurant is located.

Garrison Enterprises of Charlotte, N.C., which oversaw the inspection data, is no longer under contract.

According to The Knoxville News Sentinel, inspectors still keep the data logged -- it's just on paper now.

State officials said they didn't know how long the Nashville system would be down. Some local health department officials told the paper the scores might be offline for a month.