For National Food Safety Month, Sacramento County Environmental Management Department (EMD)
celebrates our Sacramento County food facility operators who have achieved three consecutive health inspections without major violations over the past year. There were 475 food establishments countywide – including restaurants, retail markets, school cafeterias, bakeries, cafés and bars – whose deserving efforts earned them an Environmental Management 2017/18 Food Safety Award of Excellence.
Safe Food Requires Constant Focus
In the U.S. each year, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 48 million get sick and 3,000 die from foodborne diseases. With help from EMD’s free food safety classes
, Sacramento County food facility operators are trained that most foodborne illnesses are preventable, by teaching the principles of food safety and focusing on food contamination and facility sanitation, time/temperature control, and personal hygiene. Also offered online are EMD food safety training videos
. Food facility inspections are conducted unannounced by EMD up to three times a year to enforce health code compliance and to prevent foodborne illness.
Environmental Health Division Chief Jason Boetzer said, “We want restaurants and other food facilities in our County to be successful, and they can do that by maintaining high standards of food safety in food facilities. It is important to recognize the efforts to maintain food safety and that’s why EMD offers these awards and food safety education classes in multiple languages to reduce the potential for foodborne illness.”
Food Safety Award of Excellence District Representative Honorees:
Coconut’s Fish Café is located at 1420 16th Street in Sacramento.
Red Ribbon Bakery is located at 6051 Mack Road in Sacramento.
El Camino High School food services at 4300 El Camino Avenue in Sacramento.
Noodles and Co located at 2770 E. Bidwell Street in Folsom.
Raley’s food services located at 10430 Twin Cities Road in Galt.
Is your favorite food establishment a recipient of the 2017-18 Award of Excellence for Food Safety?