The bill would require the food service establishment advisory board’s annual report to include specific recommendations for the development and implementation of an annual training program for food safety inspectors.
Int. No. 352
By Council Member Rosenthal
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the food service establishment advisory board
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Subdivision h of section 17-1503 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to add new paragraph 3 to read as follows:
h. On January 1, 2015, and every year thereafter on January first, the advisory board shall submit a report to the mayor, the commissioner, and the speaker of the council. Such report shall include, but not be limited to:
1. an assessment of the restaurant inspection program and its effect on the restaurant industry, public health and food safety, including information on the top ten most commonly cited violations in the previous year and any change in the incidences of illness from food borne pathogens; [and]
2. specific recommendations for changes and/or improvements to the restaurant inspection program and actions, if any, taken by the department in response to such recommendations[.]; and
3. for the report due January 1, 2018, specific recommendations for the development and implementation of an annual training program for food safety inspectors which shall include, but not be limited to, training provided by employees of food service establishments on cooking and business management techniques.
§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.
LS 1880/Int. 424-2014