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Yelp Adding Health Inspection Scores to Restaurants

Yelp's decided that user ratings shouldn't be the only metric that its users go by when frequenting restaurants. The restaurant rating and discovery service has added Restaurant Inspection Scores, which will now contribute to ratings.

CEO Jeremy Stoppelman announced that Yelp is also unveiling a new open data standard, dubbed the "Local Inspector Value-entry Specification" or LIVES. LIVES allows local authorities to add health inspection scores to the website, though this will also be limited to San Francisco and New York, for now.

Stoppelman hopes that this the LIVES initiatives will help levels of food-borne illness drop. So, restaurants, no matter how tasty your food may be, it might be a good idea to keep your standard of cleanliness pretty high too.

 

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