Navigating NYC Department of Health Tribunals

Last updated on November 7th, 2019 at 10:36 pmAll 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

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Mobile Food Vendors and The Letter Grade System

Mobile Food Vendors and The Letter Grade System

Last updated on April 12th, 2024 at 02:36 pmIn 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

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Compliance Isn’t A Four Letter Word

Compliance Isn’t A Four Letter Word

Last updated on December 6th, 2018 at 07:17 pmWhen 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

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Why Do NYC Restaurants Have A Letter Grade System?

Last updated on April 12th, 2024 at 02:55 pmThe Letter Grade System was enacted to decrease foodborne illness, promote sanitary practices and create transparency for diners. While the Letter Grade System has achieved those goals since its inception, fines for violations have created additional financial burdens for

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Food Temperature Violations: Using Time As A Control

Last updated on April 25th, 2018 at 07:12 pmTemperature is a critical violation that is taken seriously by inspectors. Proper temperature is a big deal for good reason. Food that is out of temperature can result in a “B” grade, render food unsafe to eat and lead to

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Since When Is “Passing” Good Enough?

Last updated on January 11th, 2018 at 07:08 pmGrowing up in my house, a passing grade was never good enough. Passing meant you just made it, there was no effort, you could have done better but you didn’t try, you didn’t prepare. And maybe, on some rare

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Letter Grades may be coming to the streets of NYC

Last updated on August 24th, 2017 at 08:47 pmFood trucks and carts are subject to inspections by the Department of health, however unlike restaurants the results are not posted for public view. That is about to change … The City Council unanimously voted in favor of bill

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