Boston restaurants soon to get food-safety letter grades

Boston will next year follow suit with New York, Los Angeles and other U.S. cities in requiring restaurants to display a city-issued letter grade that conveys the rating of their food-safety practices, the Boston Globe reports.

A city official said he expects the system will not add costs for restaurateurs, yet the president of the Massachusetts Restaurant Association raised concerns about the initiative, noting that letter-grade type systems can oversimplify restaurant inspection results, the Globe said.

Earlier this year, Baltimore attempted to enact a similar measure, but it failed to pass by a single vote.

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