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NYC Starts Giving Out Letter Grades for Food Cart Cleanliness

The city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene handed out the first batch of grades on Friday to about two dozen of the city's more than 5,000 food carts and trucks

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    NYC Food Carts Getting Letter Grades

    New York City's food trucks and food carts are now getting letter grades -- and these are the results from the first report card, though not all customers appear to be swayed. Roseanne Colletti reports.

    (Published Friday, Jan. 18, 2019)

    What to Know

    • New York City's iconic food carts are starting to get health department letter grades

    • The city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene handed out the first batch of grades on Friday

    • The city says it expects to have all carts and trucks graded within two years

    Will your favorite hot dog stand be getting an "A''?

    New York City's iconic food carts are starting to get health department letter grades, giving on-the-go workers and tourists alike a quick reference for cleanliness and safety.

    The city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene handed out the first batch of grades on Friday to about two dozen of the city's more than 5,000 food carts and trucks.

    They're the same style placards that have been commonplace at restaurants, coffee shops and other establishments around the Big Apple for about a decade.

    The city has always inspected food carts and flagged violations. The new report cards are the result of a law passed last June.

    The city says it expects to have all carts and trucks graded within two years.

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