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Yelp to carry restaurant health-inspection grades

NEW YORK – Reviews site Yelp is adding restaurants’ health-inspection grades to its site, giving users yet another filter through which they can decide where to eat.

Yelp Inc. said Thursday that city-provided health-score information will be available in San Francisco first. Restaurant grades in New York City will be added in the coming weeks.

Yelp said its engineers have been working with the cities in designing technology that lets municipalities publish inspection information on its website.

For San Francisco businesses, the new program displays restaurant health scores – for example, 92 out of 100 – plus additional information. In New York, restaurants are given letter grades of A, B or C by health inspectors.

Associated Press