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…

Although Chicago’s health department has plans to add less than half the number of the restaurant inspectors the city’s Inspector General Joe Ferguson recommended, he says it should be enough to perform the minimum number of inspections required by state law.

In a follow-up report issued Wednesday, Ferguson said the Chicago Department of Public Health…

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has revoked the license of a slaughterhouse it says has repeatedly failed health inspections. Rickson Vilog, also known as Vilog LLC, of Auburn, WA, was notified of the decision to revoke its license last week after inspectors found continued sanitation violations at the facility, said WSDA. The custom…

As a trained chef, Matthew Eierman doesn’t have a lot of forgiveness for health inspection violations at restaurants. As a diner, he’d prefer to avoid establishments with poor health records. “When I go to a restaurant, I’m worried about problems that cause illness,” Eierman said. “Cross-contamination, proper holding temperatures — things like that.” But for…

Federico’s Mexican Restaurant has gotten a clean bill of health from Maricopa County after 79 customers at their Litchfield Park, AZ, location fell ill with E. coli O157:H7 in July. Over the course of the outbreak, nearly 30 people were hospitalized and two developed life-threatening hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). After reports of illness tied the…