Jul 28, 2014
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Restaurant Grading System in Place in Alameda County

Diners in Alameda County will now know more about the health and safety of the food being prepared in the restaurants they choose.

Effective July 1, all restaurants in Alameda County (with the exception of Berkley) now have color-coded placards issued by the Alameda County Health Department indicating the rating of the restaurant's cleanliness.

According to the website, the change will effect 6,000 restaurants in the county. The county will make routine inspections of the restaurants.

Look for the placards posted at the front of the eatery.

  • Green means "pass"
  • Yellow means "conditional pass"
  • Red means the restaurant is closed.

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