Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The Center for Science in the Public Interest would like restaurants to have food safety letter grades posted in restaurants' windows based on their health inspection reports. That way, the consumer has the lowdown on the restaurant before they even go inside. Since Americans eat outside the home so much and over 40% of the outbreaks of foodborne illness were linked to restaurant foods, this might be a great idea. What do you think? Do you want to see that the place you are about to dine at got a "C" on its last inspection?


nora said...

As someone who has worked in restaurants for...well, forever, I'm more interested in the critical food safety violations. Sometimes the overall score is misleading- good and bad.

Great blog, by the way!

JimPanzee said...

I agree with Nora. The gap between C and D or B and C could be huge and include a host of things that I don't care about. I would prefer to see their score and what elements brought them down...and, for that matter, some record of whether or not that criticism is something that the operators routinely overlook or if it was just the result of the inspector showing up immediately after the salad bowl dropped on the floor.