A state senator wants to see letter grades on city food carts.
Sen. Jose Peralta plans to introduce a bill this week that would require the city’s Health Department to regulate food carts with letter grades – similar to the “A” or “Grade Pending” letters affixed to restaurant windows.
Frank Sobrino, Peralta’s spokesman, told Metro the vote could be as early as this week.
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The Street Vendor Project supports the idea. Director Sean Basinski said yesterday, “The vast majority of them sell clean, delicious food – and they want to be recognized for that.”
The City Council has also considered letter grades, which Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he supports.