Hair discrimination is now illegal in New York City

New York City unveiled new legislature to racial discrimination directed at hairstyles in school, at work, and in public places. New York’s City Commission will now be able to fines of up to $250,000 in cases where New York residents have experienced discrimination based on their appearances

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Navigating NYC Department of Health Tribunals

All food service establishments, including restaurants, bars, and mobile food vendors subject to the Letter Grade System, can receive two cycle inspections from the NYC Department of Health. Although the ultimate goal is to get 13 points or less on the initial inspection (and post that “A”),

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NYC’s Foam Ban Is Here

Despite opposition and lawsuits, NYC’s Foam Ban on single-use foam products has gone into effect January 1st 2019. Here Are 5 things you need to know: All food service establishments located or operating within the 5 Boroughs of NYC cannot, use, have, sell, or offer foam food

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Mobile Food Vendors and The Letter Grade System

In 2010, ALL food service establishments operating in NYC were subject to the Letter Grade System. There are 5500 mobile food vendors in NYC that prepare food, and serve it to the public every day, just like restaurants, but with less tools to ensure food safety.  The System when

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Compliance Isn’t A Four Letter Word

Compliance Isn’t A Four Letter Word

When we launched Letter Grade Consulting, our goal was to help operators navigate the newly enacted Letter Grade System. We received a lot of press, publications like Crain’s, NY Times, and Wall Street Journal, to name a few. Besides understanding the types of services we would be providing, reporters

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4 Halloween Foodsafety Tips

4 Halloween Food Safety Tips Released By The U.S Food & Drug Administration to Keep Our Children Safe This Halloween. Make sure kids eat before they go trick- or- treating to prevent snacking on candy before it’s inspected. Tell children not to accept anything that is not commercially wrapped; If

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Proper Handwashing Is Key In Preventing Restaurant Illness

Just after romaine lettuce was declared safe enough to eat again, then came the contaminated eggs. And then came the cereal recall. The fact that cereal can have traces of salmonella, made me realize that nothing was safe. But no matter how unnerving that realization was, foodborne illness outbreaks

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Airport Security Trays Carry More Germs Than Toilets

New study reveals airport security plastic trays to be the biggest culprit for spreading germs in airports. Other germ hot spots are payment terminals, children’s play areas, passport counters, tray tables, stair rails and in the air. The best way to protect yourself? Wash your hands (properly), as

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Climate Week NYC – September 24th-30th

Organized by the Climate Group in coordination with NYC and the United Nations, Climate Week NYC is a global event when the world gathers to showcase climate action and discuss how to do more. In celebration, restaurants all over NYC will be showcasing climate friendly dishes to raise

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