City schools now have to make health investigation results public

Parents will know about moldy food or vermin infestations found in their kids’ school cafeterias under a check upheld by the City Council Thursday.

The legislation requires the results of school cafeteria health inspections to be posted online.

Cafeterias already get legalised by the Health Department just like restaurants, but distinct restaurants the results are not customarily done public.

“Bacteria, mold, and other fungi go in scholarship lab Petri dishes — not in school lunches,” pronounced Councilman Danny Dromm (D-Queens), the sponsor. “Parents and students merit to know either the food from their cafeteria could make them sick.”

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The new charge relates both to open schools, whose inspections will be published on the Department of Education website, and private schools, which will be posted by the Health Department.

The Council also upheld a home order summary rigourously asking Albany to let the city post some-more speed cameras nearby city schools. The offer would concede cameras nearby 290 schools, up from the stream extent of 140.

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