Food safety rating on a curve: How it’s done and why it matters

Crossposted from Public Health Insider 

We recently launched our first-of-its kind food safety rating system, and we look forward to rolling it out over the course of the next year. One unique component of our approach to providing residents with easy-to-use signage is our adoption of a rating “curve,” or adjustment of ratings by zip code. This new system has raised questions among some food safety advocates. So why are we doing it and how does it work?

We sat down with our food program manager, Becky Elias, to get a better understanding of why the “curve” is critical to delivering an accurate and fair rating.