Reese and Jake brighten restaurant inspection disclosure

Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal are the latest Los Angeles celebrities to brighten up the city’s letter-grade system of restaurant inspection disclosure, following Jessica Simpson and Larry David.

Here, Gyllenspoon pick up their morning drinks at Caffe Luxxe on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica, California on Sunday.

A philosophy of transparency and openness underlies the efforts of many local health units across North America in seeking to make available the results of restaurant inspections. Such public displays of information may help bolster overall awareness of food safety amongst staff and the public — people routinely talk about this stuff. It’s all about that food safety culture.