NY Health Department Requires Letter Grading for Vending Machines

The New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has reached an agreement with Farmer’s Fridge that its healthy vending machines must have permits, inspections, and receive a letter grade like any other restaurant in the city, reports The New York Times. The regulations in Article 81 of the city’s health code state the vending machines do not require individual permits or inspections, however, the health department believes that since Farmer’s Fridge sells things like salad greens and yogurt parfaits that are vulnerable to food-borne illness, it is wise to regulate the machines.

“Companies like Farmer’s Fridge signal new changes to the NYC food space and we’re working to create the best enforcement structure to protect the health and safety of New Yorkers,” the department said in a statement. Full Story

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