The health department started the pilot program in South Charleston and the Corridor G area in August.
Under the system, health inspectors assign eateries a color-coded rating of excellent, good or fair based on the number of critical and non-critical violations it receives.
Health department officials plan to implement the program countywide beginning in March.
Ray said to date she's not received any written comments or phone calls providing feedback about the system. A couple of people have mentioned they like the rating system while visiting the health department, she said.
David Winowich, the sanitarian who's been inspecting restaurants for the pilot program, told Ray that representatives from six or seven restaurants had complained about the system because they received a low rating, Ray said.
Dr. Rahul Gupta, executive director of the KCHD, said a lack of negative comments indicates that the public and restaurant owners have accepted the rating system.
The health department commended Kent Carper, president of the Kanawha County Commission, for his efforts at getting the health rating system started. County Engineer John Luoni represented Carper at the meeting Tuesday.
In other business, Susan Jordan, the health department's nurse supervisor, said that as of Friday, the health department had administered 4,446 flu vaccines so far this season.Reach Lori Kersey at lori.ker...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-1240.