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THIS SECTION IS FOR NEWS AND INTERESTING STORIES RELATED TO FOOD, NUTRITION AND FOOD PROCESSING. THEY ARE NOT NECESSARILY RELATED TO KOSHER BUT MAY BE OF INTEREST TO THE KOSHER CONSUMER, MANUFACTURER OR MASHGIACH.

New York Supermarkets get letter-based grades for food safety

January 12, 2018: from the DailyGazelle:

"ALBANY - State regulators have rolled out a new letter-based grading system for food safety at hundreds of stores across the state."

"Supermarkets and other food retailers must prominently display the rating given to them by the state Department of Agriculture and Markets after inspections by the department’s Division of Food Safety and Inspection. The ratings, and their meanings, are:

  1. No critical deficiencies found, store is in substantial compliance with rules.
  2. Critical deficiencies (those creating a risk of foodborne illness) were found but were corrected at time of inspection.
  3. Critical deficiencies were found but were not or could not be corrected.

"The new rule took effect Jan 1. The department requires that the notice of inspection be posted in plain sight near each public entrance to a store; retailer face a $600 fine if they fail to comply."
Customers can also request their own copies of the inspection notice.
Supermarkets already were inspected and already were posting the cover page of the inspection reports -- behind the customer service counter. The only change is the letter rating

"The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets’ Division of Food Safety and Inspection inspects the state’s food retailers at least once a year, looking for critical and general deficiencies."

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