Sticker campaign hopes to reassure NYC diners of restaurant safety

New York City diners have gauged restaurant safety in the past with prominently displayed health department letter grades. Now a new nonprofit consortium composed mainly of restaurant owners hopes to add blue-and-white “Safe Eats” stickers to those same windows. Launched last week, the Safe Eats initiative, which charges businesses a monthly fee of $69 to join, aims to provide standardized and up-to-date restaurant safety information—at a time when local governments seemingly change post-Covid best practices at will. Participating restaurants commit to following the protocols laid out by Safe Eats, however there are currently no on-site inspections by the organization to ensure compliance. Additionally, Safety Eats offers insights on monitoring employees’ health, and other training; there are plans to launch Safe Eats in other cities, according to The New York Times.