Open government consultant and food safety advocate Sarah Schacht sat down with Food Safety News at the 2015 Food Safety Summit in Baltimore, MD, last month to talk about how data from restaurant inspections can help improve public health. Schacht is a two-time E. coli survivor who has been spearheading efforts in Seattle’s King County to improve access to restaurant inspection information.
She discusses her trials with E. coli, her work to bring a new type of restaurant placarding system to King County, and the benefits of providing more easily accessible restaurant data to the public through services such as Yelp.
For more information on Schacht and King County’s move toward more accessible health inspection information, Food Safety News has been covering the topic:
- Seattle’s King County Venturing into Uncharted Territory with New Restaurant Grading System
- Two-Time E. Coli Victim Pushes to Improve Seattle’s Restaurant Grading System
- UW Study Digs into Consumer Perceptions of Restaurant Grading System
Watch the interview with Schacht below: