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Nearly half of NYC schools had critical food violations in 2017

Nearly half of public school cafeterias in New York City racked up at least one dangerous health code violation this past year, including evidence of rats and mice, roaches and flies. An analysis of city Health Department data conducted by student journalists at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism found 1,150… Continue Reading

Health Code Violations in Boston Not Unusual, Not Acceptable

Recent news that nearly half of Boston’s restaurants were cited for serious health code violations last year is not out of the norm but is still alarming. “At least two violations that can cause food-borne illness — the most serious of three levels — were discovered at more than 1,350 restaurants across Boston during 2014,” reported the… Continue Reading

Can Restaurant Authenticity Trump Food Safety?

According to a recent study published in the academic journal Management Science, consumers are willing to disregard a restaurant’s poor health record if they believe the products and services are “authentic.” Inspiration for the study reportedly came from Chinese restaurants in Los Angeles in the 1980s that stored ducks by hanging them from their necks… Continue Reading

Food Vendors Shut Down for Health Code Violations at Western Montana Fair

Three food vendors were shut down Friday at the Western Montana Fair in Missoula, MT, after health department inspectors found that “hundreds of pounds of food” the concessionaires were planning to serve had not been properly refrigerated for several days. Other violations involved improper storage of food, unsanitized dishes, and employees not washing their hands…. Continue Reading