Every Wednesday 7’s Andrea Isom heads to a new part of metro Detroit to check up on local eateries so you know if you should “chow down” or “put your fork down.”
But this week, she’ll introduce you to a group of future foodie professionals who are learning how NOT to land on the dirty list of WXYZ’s Restaurant Report Card.
So just how do we pick the restaurants featured on Restaurant Report Card?
Once Isom sets her sights on a city, she combs through the Health Inspector’s reports to find out which restaurants made the grade and which failed.
She then pays a visit to the two restaurants with the most priority violations and a restaurant with zero violations (if there are any) to see if the violations have been corrected.
A priority violation is the most serious violation – one that can directly contribute to a foodborne illness of food poisoning. Examples include food at unsafe temperatures and employees failing to wash their hands before handling food.