Filipino restaurants in New York get worst rating in health inspections
As much as 33 Filipino restaurants in New York have received the worst ratings in government-led health inspections, joining the pool of Asian restaurants in the Big Apple which have not been doing great in terms of food safety regulations.
This was revealed in an analysis done by the Nikkei Asian Review, saying that Asian restaurants have performed 13.4 percent worse since 2017 compared with data released by the New York City Health Department for the period before that year.
Every year, the United States’ (US) Health Department would check around 24,000 restaurants for compliance with municipal and state food safety regulations.
These restaurants are then scored based on food handling, food temperature, personal hygiene, facility and equipment maintenance and vermin control.
These scores are converted into letter grades. The lower the better: Scores from 0 and 13 points earn an A, 14 to 27 points a B and 28 or more a C.
For the 33 Filipino restaurants inspected since 2017, the average result was 28.4 points, a 23.5 percent deterioration from 22.97 points.
“This carried Philippine cuisine into the worst possible grade grouping — C,” Nikkei said in the report.
Then a handful of Vietnamese, Cambodian and Malaysian restaurants suffered a 24 percent decline in their average score after 22 establishments were added to the list.
Bangladeshi restaurants scored 16 percent worse after six more were inspected.