NYC officials use Yelp reviews to find unreported food poisonings

May 23, 2014 11:56 AM

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NEW YORK -- 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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