Okay, here’s a report that you might want to read (or not). It’s an analysis of 539 restaurant inspection reports from 20 cities around the USA. And trust me, it’s not for the faint of heart…unless you like reading about live roaches, mouse droppings, and inadequate hand washing in a restaurant near you.
The cities involved in this report, listed from worst to best, are…
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Kansas City, Missouri
Many will argue that the results are only a snapshot of what’s going at a restaurant at a specific point of time, and that with each city have different inspectors, it’s possible that some are simply tougher than others. Even the report’s author acknowledges this.
But either way you look at it, the report by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), a nonprofit nutrition and food-safety watchdog group, is food for thought.