If Your Lunch Is Too Cold, Blame Letter Grades

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Photo: Department of Health

A WNYC report this morning doesnt have much to say about the Health Departments $3 million plan to implement letter grades, but a Wall Street Journal piece offers a new angle: Although the Health Department recently loosened its temperature-control requirements, establishments are keeping their food colder in order to make sure they arent smacked with a dreaded B or C. A manager at Bocca says hes getting complaints about frozen sushi, and a Café Metro manager says hes heard gripes about frozen sandwiches and ice-cold cheese. Well, now you know where not to order sushi or sandwiches.

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