Recipe for Success: Food Inspection Forecasting

Food inspection workers are responsible for visiting restaurant establishments and evaluating whether they are up to code, following regulations, and free from rodents and infestations. In Chicago, there are a few dozen food inspectors working to ensure food safety at approximately 15,000 food establishments every year. To minimize exposure to potentially dangerous unsanitary conditions and food-borne illnesses, food inspection forecasting aims to identify the greatest risks and deploy inspectors to find more violations and sooner.

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