Letter Grading New York City Health Code Amendment §81.51 Rules of the City of New York Amendment Chapter 23 of Title 24 Goals of New York City Letter Grading Give consumers easier access to information about sanitary conditions in restaurants
New York City Health Code Amendment
Rules of the City of New York Amendment
Chapter 23 of Title 24
an Initial or Re-inspection
Grade cards must be posted:
A Review of Grading Rules
Only A graded establishments will receive a grade card, which must be posted immediately.
A, B or C grades may be issued.
A grades must be posted immediately.
B or C graded establishments will receive a grade card and a Grade Pending card. If the establishment contests the inspection score, it must post one of the two cards until the Tribunal hearing date.When are grade cards issued and when must they be posted?
to that used by
and uncover areas
in need of
1.Facility not vermin-proof; harborage or other conditions conducive to pest infestation (8A)
Review Department rules and
Health Code on acceptable
materials for food preparation and
Make sure all surfaces are smooth and
Keep surfaces clean and sanitary.What are the most commonly cited violations?
3.Evidence of mice, cockroaches or flying insects in facility’s food and/or non-food areas (4M, 4N, 4O)
of food (2B & 2G)
in cold and hot storage.
properly and able to maintain food at temperature.
5.Plumbing maintenance, backflow, sewage and drainage problems (10B)
plumbing fixtures and make
with an approved backflow
prevention device (exs: check
valves, anti-siphonage device,
6.Food surfaces not
properly maintained (6D)
surfaces making sure
they can be properly
7.Food not protected from contamination during storage, preparation, transportation or display (6C)
times prior to being served.
8.Food protection certificate not held by a supervisor during food operation (4A)
and posts a closure sign.
the restaurant posts a Grade Pending card
when authorized to re-open. It receives a grade card at its Re-inspection.
or Grade Pending card when it re-opens.