Milwaukee launches grading system for food establishments

MILWAUKEE -- The City of Milwaukee Health Department (MHD) joined cities nationwide in launching a grading system for food establishments on Tuesday, January 2nd. Officials started by awarding the first letter grade following a regular inspection at the Five O’Clock Steakhouse, located near 24th and State -- a perfect score.

The Wisconsin Restaurant Association is against the new grading scale, saying it'll cause too much friction between restaurant owners and inspectors -- but soon, every establishment will be required to display the health department's grade based on regular inspections.

Milwaukee’s Food Sanitation Grading System will result in letter grade placards posted at food service establishments citywide, improving how the MHD rates the sanitation of food service establishments and how that information is made available to the public.

"We have a 100-point scale. If you get 79-100, that's an A. If you get 60-78, that's a B and 60 and below is a C and could prompt restaurant closure," Bevan Baker, City of Milwaukee health commissioner said.

The complete story here > Milwaukee launches grading system for food establishments: WI Restaurant Association opposes it

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