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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NYC’s Foam Ban Is Here

Last updated on January 8th, 2019 at 04:32 pmDespite 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

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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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Avoid Cross Contamination On Your Cutting Boards

Last updated on September 12th, 2018 at 02:45 pmRecent reports claim that 80% of store bought chicken is contaminated with Salmonella…. Yummy! …Not!!! Cross contamination is one of the leading causes of foodborne illness and cutting boards are a major culprit.  Keeping that chicken separate from vegetables is

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