Detroit Department of Health

The Coast Guard’s 65 signal flags and pennants were part of Scott Benson’s life for 20 years. He retired with the rank of Commander and now finds himself an elected Detroit City Councilmember, chairing the Public Health and Safety Committee.

Those signal flags might explain why Benson prefers color-coded signs over letter grades for letting the public know where a restaurant stands with the city’s health department.

Benson has the Detroit Health Department looking at Columbus, OH, which uses color-coded signs for posting restaurant inspection ratings. New York City requires restaurants to post A-B-C letter grades.

Columbus requires restaurants, grocery
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Public health officials in Detroit are investigating two cases of Hepatitis A infection and urging anyone who recently ate food prepared at a Whole Foods Market store there to consider getting a post-exposure vaccination.

Locals turned out in force when Whole Foods MArket opened its store on Mack Avenue in Detroit. The chain has six stores in Michigan.
Locals turned out in force when Whole Foods Market opened its store on Mack Avenue in Detroit. The chain has six stores in Michigan.

City officials and corporate officials with the Austin, TX-based grocery store chain reported late this week that an employee at Whole Foods’ Mack Avenue location in Detroit has tested positive for the virus, as has a customer who
Continue Reading Detroit officials, Whole Foods work to limit Hepatitis A cases