According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in six Americans (48 million people) become ill each year by consuming contaminated food and beverages, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases.
“Food service facilities have huge responsibilities when it comes to protecting public health,” according to Greg Kesterman Assistant Hamilton County Health Commissioner. “Most of the foodborne illness we see is preventable. That’s why we put so much effort into our education and inspection program with the food service facilities we serve,” he adds.
“The Hamilton County Public Health Clean Kitchen Award recognizes the best-of-thebest in maintaining safe food service operations,” Kesterman adds. “The award is not easy to receive. When you see one on display, it points to an operator that takes the responsibility very seriously.
When choosing a place to eat, make sanitation a priority. You can view inspection data for all food service facilities and listings for all Clean Kitchen Award winners on the Hamilton County Public Health website at www.HCPH.org. The Clean Kitchen Award reflects inspection data from the previous two years and is not necessarily indicative of current conditions.
The requirements for receiving a Clean Kitchen Award are stringent. To be considered, facilities must:
- Have no “critical” or repeat violations in the previous two years;
- Maintain at least two staff members with Level I Food Handler certification or at least one staff member with a current ServSafe certificate;
- Submit applications along with corresponding documentation;
- Have a minimum of two years of inspection data on file with Hamilton County Public Health.
Following is the list of winning operators for the fourth quarter of 2015:
|Facility||Address||Area Of Town|
|Edible Arrangements||6461 Glenway Ave||Green Twp.|
|Edible Arrangements*||8014 Hosbrook Road||Sycamore Twp.|
|Beth O’Leary Catering*||3438 Church St||Newtown|
|Taco Bell||3970 HauckRoad||Sharonville|
|Miamitown Elementary Cafeteria*||6578 State Route 128||Miami Twp.|
|Jersey Mike’s Submarine and Salad||8138 Beechmont Ave||Anderson Twp.|
|Skyline Chili Blue Ash*||5005 Cornell Road||Blue Ash|
|Mapledale Elementary*||6100 Hagewa Dr.||Blue Ash|
|Ruby Tuesday||11255 Reed Hartman Hwy||Blue Ash|
|Brookwood Retirement Community*||12100 Reed Hartman||Blue Ash|
|McAlisters*||4560 Cornell Rd||Blue Ash|
* Repeat Winners
Posted by: HCPH