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Food carts to receive letter grades like NYC restaurants

November 12, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials say food carts and trucks will soon receive letter grades similar to the grades given to city restaurants.

Health Department Deputy Commissioner for Environmental Health Corrine Schiff says every cart will receive newly designed decals, and the corresponding alphabet score. WABC-TV reports the new inspection rules announced Friday will go into effect in December.

Food carts will be graded on food safety and will receive a corresponding alphabetical score — with “A″ being the highest score. Officials say they will also attach a tracking device to carts to keep track of them.

Ahmad Ali from The Halal Guys food cart says he and other owners support the new grading process because it will help change conceptions about food carts being unsanitary.

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Information from: WABC-TV, http://www.7online.com

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