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