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New Database of Food Safety Inspections Includes About Half of All U.S. Counties

If you’ve ever tried to find a recent inspection report for a particular restaurant, you’ll know that the ease of accessing and understanding that information can depend on what city or county you live in. University of Maryland Economics Professor Ginger Jin and UCLA Associate Professor of Business Management Philip Leslie have been doing research… Continue Reading

Study: Infection Rates Correlate with Public Health Spending

Local government spending on food safety and sanitation programs may significantly influence the number of illnesses occurring in the surrounding areas, according to a new study led by researchers from the University of Washington School of Nursing. The study examined 11 years of data collected from county health departments in the states of Washington and… Continue Reading