Yelp Adds Health Inspection Grades To Restaurant Reviews

Yelp will add Health Inspection Grades to its Restaurant Business pages in the coming weeks.  The decision was made in partnership with the City of San Francisco and City of New York to develop the Local Inspector Value-Entry Specification (LIVES).  LIVES is an open data standard which allows municipalities to publish restaurant inspection information to Yelp.

The LIVES standard was co-developed by Yelp and the technology departments of the cities of San Francisco and New York. LIVES enables local municipalities to display their hygiene inspection data as a business attribute on Yelp. Consumers in SF and NYC will be the first to benefit from this program as it rolls out in the weeks ahead. 

The implementation of the Health scores will help make aware of the health codes of the restaurants which will help reduce food borne illnesses.

Written by Charles Koh

Founded EatSeattle, and has continued to use his expertise as editor-in-chief to guide the website’s growth over the last five years. Koh’s experience focuses on digital marketing and social media, and has been a part of several companies, some of which he created, specializing in both areas over the course of his career. Koh was previously with Google and Zagat where he helped expand and grow communities worldwide.

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