Yelp restaurant reviews helping NYC officials to identify outbreaks of food poisoning

May 26, 2014 6:30 PM

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Health officials in New York City have turned to Yelp to help them track down restaurants with dodgy hygiene practices, with reviews on the site pointing them to possible incidents of food poisoning.

The online city guide has long been popular with restaurant fans keen to share their thoughts and opinions on their various dining experiences, with any unfortunate post-meal regurgitations inevitably getting a mention in reviews – occasionally with more details than strictly necessary.

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