88% of New Yorkers consider restaurant inspection grades in their dining decisions.
New York, NY (PRWEB) February 26, 2014
A new restaurant food safety guide, released as a white paper by EHA Consulting Group, Inc., will help New York City restaurants identify and prevent the common causes of lower grades and increased fines in the annual New York City Health Inspections.
Millions of dollars of fines are issued by the city each year and fines are only trending upward. In addition to fines, restaurants lose millions more in customer revenue resulting from bad restaurant grades; 88% of New Yorkers consider restaurant inspection grades in their dining decisions.
To help restaurants be further prepared when the New York Health Inspector arrives unexpectedly at their doorstop, the new EHA Consulting Group white paper lists the common pitfalls - from food protection to temperature and pest control - together with advice on how to avoid them.
Here is a taste of a few of the pitfalls and advice from the ‘How to Avoid Fines & Poor Restaurant Grades in a New York City Health Inspection’ guide:
- Loss of Temperature Control - If not placed in a shallow pan in the refrigerator, soups and large portions of meat will retain warm spots promoting the growth of harmful bacteria.
- Lack of Pest Control - Do not jump to use pesticides right away, only a certified pest control operator can administer pesticides.
- Food Contamination - If uncooked food is stored over ready-to-eat food, even for a moment, you could be cited.
- Surface and Equipment Sanitation – Place a sanitizer bucket at each workstation and check the concentration often.
For the full serving of advice, you can download the white paper for free from the EHA Consulting Group website. Here you can also subscribe to EHA's email list to receive food safety newsletters, alerts and other white papers.
The best assurance of an ‘A’ grade from the New York City Health Department is to use EHA Consulting Group, 30-year veterans of food safety, public health and epidemiology services, who will guarantee the top rating, provided their recommendations are implemented. For further information and to contact EHA, visit http://www.ehagroup.com/wp/.
About EHA Consulting Group, Inc.
EHA Consulting Group, Inc. offers comprehensive public health consulting, epidemiology and food safety services before, during and after a crisis. We provide these services to Retail Food, Food Service, Food Processing, and Contract Food Service Management companies, among other segments of the food industry from farm to fork.