Health Department Proposes Rule Requiring Restaurants to Display Letter Grades After Sanitary Inspections
Taking a cue perhaps from Entertainment Weekly, the Board of Health has proposed a letter-grading system for restaurant sanitary inspections. The system would require restaurants to post their A,B, or C grades where customers can see them, making them more readily accessible than they are on the Health Department's somewhat labyrinthine website.
Restaurants that receive B or C grades would be subject to more frequent inspection than those receiving A's, but would not be required to post them immediately: they would be given a month to improve, and then reinspected.
The Board of Health will hold a public hearing on the proposed system on February 5, and will vote on the issue in March.
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