I haven’t said anything to date about New York City’s new safety grades for restaurants. Their purpose is to encourage restaurants to do a better job on safety procedures so customers don’t get sick.
As the Health Department explains, the grades are awarded on a point system. Points go to violations of food safety regulations. The fewest points get an A. Those with the most get a C. The B grade is someplace in between.
Wall Street Journal blogger Aaron Rutkoff discovered a restaurant with an exceptionally creative method for dealing with its embarrassing B grade.
Enjoy the weekend and watch out for those grades!
Next public appearance
New Directions in the Fight Against Hunger and Malnutrition: A Festschrift in Honor of Per Pinstrup-Andersen. Cornell University, Statler Hotel Amphitheater. The conference begins at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast and ends with a reception the following day with remarks by professor Pinstrup-Andersen at 2:25 p.m. For the schedule and details, click here.
My joint contribution with Malden Nesheim is from 1:40-2:00 p.m. on “the internationalization of the obesity epidemic: the case of sugar-sweetened sodas.”