The Real Housewives of Orange County demand restaurant inspection disclosure

Or maybe they don’t care; it’s an excuse to use a trashy photo.

But a grand jury report released Thursday says that Orange County could better protect people from food poisoning and other dining dangers by requiring restaurants to post letter grades based on their health inspections.

Almost every other county in Southern California has already adopted “A-B-C” restaurant grades, according to the grand jury report. Los Angeles County created its grading system ten years ago and saw hospitalizations caused by bad food fall by nearly 30 percent in the first 3 years, the grand jury noted.

Those results remain contentious. But public disclosure does lead to some sort of public discussion, and perhaps, contributes to a culture of microbiologically safe food.