November 1998 Issue

Would a Health Inspector Eat in Your Kitchen?

North Americans flunked food safety big time, according to a recent survey of 106 households in 81 cities across the U.S. and Canada. In the survey, by Audits International, a private company that performs food safety inspections, trained auditors observed and evaluated meal preparation, service, cleanup and storage of leftovers according to the same rigorous public health standards used to judge restaurants. The results? A whopping 99% failed to meet even minimum criteria

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