2008_12_healthinspect.jpgThe New York City Health Department is way behind on its annual inspections, according to a report published in today's Post. The agency has admitted that 20 percent of restaurants have not been checked in on over the last year and a half. That means that around 5,000 eateries haven't been visited by a health inspector in 2008. One Brooklyn burger restaurant owner tells the paper, "We are all on pins and needles." His place hasn't been inspected since last spring. The Health Department says they will be working overtime in their attempt to get all 25,000-plus restaurants checked in on by mid-2009. Maybe they're still feeling the after effects of being overwhelmed by the Tomato Craze of this past spring.