Health Department IDs 10 outbreaks of foodborne illness using Yelp reviews since 2012

Added: 14.01.2018 0:24 | 2 views | 0 comments


The NYC Health Department announced that since 2012, 10 outbreaks of foodborne illness were identified through a new computer system. Launched in 2012, the computer system tracks foodborne illnesses based on certain keywords that appear in Yelp restaurant reviews. This strategy has helped Health Department staff identify approximately 1,500 complaints of foodborne illness in New York City each year, for a total of 8,523 since July 2012.

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