In food poisoning probes, officials call for Yelp

May 22, 2014 8:46 PM

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In food poisoning probes, officials call for Yelp

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is using a novel way to uncover cases of food poisoning — reading Yelp restaurant reviews.

Health officials found three unreported outbreaks by sifting through nearly 300,000 reviews on the popular website. The outbreaks were small, together blamed for only 16 illnesses.

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