Since they frequently get the questions from their members as to how letter grade inspection cycles work, the NYC Alliance sent out a quick explanatory memo this afternoon:
The following is how the inspection cycle works:
- A restaurant that scores 0-13 points (A Grade) on its initial inspection receives an A and will not be inspected again for about a year.
- A restaurant that scores 14-27 points (B Grade) on either its initial or re-inspection, but not more than 28 points, receives its next initial inspection about 5 to 7 months after the re-inspection.
- A restaurant that scores 28 or more points (C Grade) on its initial or re-inspection receives its next initial inspection about 3 to 5 months after its inspection cycle ends. The inspection cycle ends when the restaurant scores below 28 points on a compliance inspection.
The Alliance suggests not to hesitate to contact them if you have any questions about food safety and the Letter Grade inspection system.