Bloomberg touts success of restaurant grading system

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is touting the success of the city's letter grading system for eateries. According to the mayor, foodborne illnesses have dropped since Department

THE BRONX - Mayor Michael Bloomberg is touting the success of the city's letter grading system for eateries.

According to the mayor, foodborne illnesses have dropped since Department of Health inspectors began placing a sanitary rating outside all restaurants.

Of the more than 2,000 eateries in The Bronx, about 72 percent have an "A" grade. Just under 12 percent have a "B" and less than 2 percent were given a "C."

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