NYC Council Seeks Food For Thought

Submitted by ub on Tue, 01/10/2012 - 15:18

The NYC Council is conducting this survey to gather information about the perspectives and experiences of City food establishments concerning the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s (DOHMH) food inspection process. In particular, the Council hopes to gain insight into the recently implemented letter grading system and its impact on City restaurants.

This survey is divided into two sections:

The first section includes background questions about your establishment and solicits your views regarding DOHMH’s inspection process and the letter grading system.

The second section attempts to gather data about your inspection history, experience in Administrative tribunals, and inspection-related costs from 2008 through the present. Specifically, this section seeks details about the violations issued by DOHMH inspectors during each visit to your establishment over the last four years, along with costs accrued in connection with the payment of fines, consultants, and improvements. If you have the information to complete this portion of the survey, we encourage you to answer as many questions as you can.

It may prove difficult and time consuming to provide answers to some of the survey questions. However, your input is vital to the Council’s evaluation of the DOHMH inspection process and letter grading system.…