Identifying Restaurants Dedicated to Food Safety is Easier Thanks to Dr. Stueven’s Dining Grades

For Immediate Release – Monday, July 10, 2017 – Now diners can make more informed, safe restaurant choices by looking for Dr. Stueven’s Dining Grades A+ restaurant window decals. The Dining Grades decal is a sign of a restaurant’s commitment to food safety and is only awarded to those establishments with years of dedication to food safety. The decal is an additional guide beyond the letter grades provided on the Dining Grades website

The idea that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure is the foundation on which Dining Grades has been built. Dining Grades reviews hard data from public health inspection scores and converts it to a simple letter grade system. Dining Grades has millions of government food safety ratings from the USA, Canada, and the U.K. compiled within its database, making it the premier international restaurant food safety consumer and industry guide.

“I’m excited to officially launch the website and provide top performers with decals they can use to make their commitment to food safety more visible. It’s important that the public have access to food safety information they can understand to help prevent food borne illness,” stated Dr. Stueven, the site’s founder.

Dining Grades has officially begun its launch in the major U.S. cities of Miami, New York City, Chicago, Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington, Minneapolis-St. Paul, and Washington D.C. and will be launching across the United States in the near future. For more information, go to

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Alyson Hodson
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Dining Grades is changing the way people choose where to dine and how restaurants meet their commitment to food safety with its new, empirically sound, data-driven method for standardizing government food safety grades from different states and localities.

The Dining Grades website provides information on which restaurants in the United States and beyond have demonstrated their commitment to serving food prepared safely and in a clean environment. The restaurant industry and millions of customers will be better off for it.


Author: Dr. Harlan Stueven, MD

Harlan Stueven M.D. is a Board-Certified Emergency physician with sub-specialization in Environmental Toxicology and Board Certification in Medical Toxicology. Starting his career in the USAF, he served as a Flight Surgeon and Environmental Health Consultant Physician where one of his duties was monitoring food safety. In his nearly 40-year practice, he treated a range of medical, surgical and poisoning emergencies. He has been a Medical Director and/or Chairman of several hospital-based Emergency Medicine Departments, served as the President of Emergency and Environmental Medicine consulting group, a physician group Chief Financial Officer and sat on many national, state and local committees. Dr. Stueven founded Dining Grades and the Dining Safety Alliance to improve food safety by increasing awareness of food borne illness and the formation of partnerships within the food industry. He is a consultant to the Wisconsin Retail Food Establishment Grading Work Group; a Co-investigator in a CDC funded “Evaluation of Health Department Restaurant Inspection Programs” project. He has presented at several National, State and Regional conferences on restaurant grading and food safety. He is an accomplished leader, medical researcher, a champion of process improvement, author, and national and international speaker.

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