Food Safety and Restaurant Inspection Ratings
Policies requiring food establishments to publicly post safety inspection “grades” empower consumers, reduce foodborne illness rates, and cut down on health care costs.
Our assessment of restaurant inspection policies includes information about city laws valid through February 1, 2020.
*Out of the Nation’s 40 Largest Cities
The state of restaurant inspection ratings policies in big US cities
Fifteen out of forty cities received a medal for restaurant inspection ratings policies, including 12 gold, and three silver.
Measuring big cities’ restaurant inspection policies
|How did we award restaurant inspection policy medals?||Silver Medal||Gold Medal|
|City uses a mandatory rating system to disclose the restaurant inspection results to the public|
|Restaurants must visibly post on-site rating/grades|
|Restaurants must post rating/grades outside before potential customer enters|