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Twice Bitten E. coli Victim Tries to Prevent Another

KOMO TV Reports about client, Sarah Schacht doing something to protect the public from what she has gone through – twice.

Before eating out, it’s pretty common to check online reviews to see if other diners think the food is any good. But do you also see what county health inspectors think?  A woman who battled E. coli poisoning twice wants to make food safety records as easy to read as restaurant reviews.

She launched an online petition this week asking the county to make its food inspection records more user friendly. More than 1,500 people have signed on.  Sarah would like to see a letter grading system, where restaurants post their A, B or C grade.

Under the current system, you can go to King County Public Health’s website and find a restaurant’s last five inspection results. Managers are looking for ways to improve the system.