Food Inspection Forecasting

Quality test

There are over 15,000 food establishments across the City of Chicago that are subject to sanitation inspections by the Department of Public Health. Three dozen inspectors are responsible for checking these establishments, which means one inspector is responsible for nearly 470 food establishments. The Department of Public Health has systematically collected the results of nearly 100,000 sanitation inspections; meanwhile, other … Read More


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Source: flickr The tool accesses the Twitter API to scan for instances of the phrase “food poisoning” tweeted within the geographic bounds of Chicago. Tweets caught by a classification algorithm are manually sorted for legitimacy and relevance, and any users identified as possible victims of food poisoning are tweeted a message to visit the Foodborne Chicago website, where they can report their illness … Read More