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Restaurants with a visible “A” grade have higher revenue and lower costs

Restaurants with a visible “A” grade have higher revenue and lower costs

Restaurants with a visible “A” grade experience higher revenue and reduced costs. Keeping an “A” inspection grade is important because consumers are looking for safe dining. 88% consider health department grades in their dining decisions. 77% are more confident in a restaurant’s food safety when an “A” grade is posted. Unfortunately, not all jurisdictions offer scores or grades … Read more ...
Independent Dining Safety Inspections Improve Safety

Independent Dining Safety Inspections Improve Safety

Independent dining safety inspections can improve your inspection score. Every food establishment wants that, right? An independent dining safety inspection is an unannounced inspection simulated to recreate a health department inspection. But, most importantly, the results are private to the owner or manager.   Why is it important for restaurants and all food service establishments to get independent, … Read more ...
Restaurant Indoor Dining Air Quality

Restaurant Indoor Dining Air Quality

Is restaurant indoor dining air quality as safe as it could be?   In a Dining Safety Alliance survey we found 50% of the public prefer outdoor dining. Changing weather means moving dining indoors. We know that consumers prefer dining outdoors. And they are justified in doing so. But is indoor dining air quality as safe … Read more ...
Public Needs to Dine out with Confidence – Survey

Public Needs to Dine out with Confidence – Survey

What the Public Needs to Dine out with Confidence? Survey Results   Since COVID19, consumers are dining out less often. What are they concerned about?  What can a food establishment do to earn their trust?  Our surveys give insight into what the public needs to dine out with confidence.   Dining Safety Alliance has conducted … Read more ...

Restaurant Inspection Standardization is Needed

The public is expecting transparency and access. In NYC during July 2011 and January 2012, surveys showed among those who had seen grade cards, 88% considered them in their dining decisions.  A 2019 survey among 1,188 Minnesota residents showed 94.4% wanted better access to restaurants’ inspection information. More than three-quarters (77.1%) would use this information to decide where … Read more ...
Dining Safety by Design During COVID19

Dining Safety by Design During COVID19

The age of COVID19 has brought significant challenges for the foodservice industry as a whole including, but not limited to, Business and Industry, Health Care, Education, Restaurants and Hospitality, to mention a few.  Navigating and understanding the design of our existing spaces so that we can operate a foodservice facility can be a bit intimidating. ...

What will the new restaurant normal post COVID19 look like?

My wife and I saw a potential glimpse at what a new restaurant normal post COVID19 could look like. We had been socially distancing in Florida and began a road trip to Colorado. We hadn’t eaten in any restaurants for 7 weeks. Days before, Florida restaurants opened their doors for outdoor seating. After looking at … Read more ...
Delivering Food Safely

Delivering Food Safely

Delivering food safely across the country is on a steep ascent. With the escalation, it may be time for the industry to step back for just a moment and consider the trend deliveries are taking and the risk each of our businesses may incur from this escalation.  Restaurants, supermarkets, and other forms of personal and … Read more ...
Take-Out Carries Food Safety Risks.

Take-Out Carries Food Safety Risks.

One of our greatest joys in life is sharing a delicious dinner in a unique restaurant setting! While COVID-19 has temporarily deprived us of that joy, I am happy to learn that many restaurants are offering the same delicious dinners as take-out. Hopefully enough people will use this expanding service to keep favorite restaurants financially … Read more ...

Consumer’s Perspective on Food Inspectors

Health Inspectors are passionate about educating food service employees, culturally competent, and undoubtedly knowledgeable about the jurisdictions they serve. ... ...
Welcome to Our Blog

Welcome to Our Blog

We seek to create strategic alliances and serve the hospitality industry! Dedicated food establishments with a history of food safety excellence deserve recognition. Our A+ Window Decal program recognizes restaurants with a nearly perfect health department inspection history. These are the same establishments that want access to new technology. Food industry vendors are seeking innovative … Read more ...
Dr. Stueven Spoke at the NEHA National Conference

Dr. Stueven Spoke at the NEHA National Conference

Dr. Stueven spoke at the National Environment Health Association Meeting in Anaheim, California June 28, 2018 “Proposed Standardized Restaurant Grading System Provides Sector, Region & Health Department Comparison” ...
Dr. Stueven Presented an Abstract at International Association of Food Protection

Dr. Stueven Presented an Abstract at International Association of Food Protection

Dr. Stueven presented an abstract at the International Association of Food Protection Annual Meeting entitled “Restaurant Grades Are Difficult to Find and Understand”   Highlights of the Presentation were: We have reviewed hundreds of international, state, regional and community health department websites offering consumer access to restaurant health inspections. There are multiple ways in which … Read more ...

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