Hamilton County, OH…… When heading out to eat, we often access menus, reviews and recommendations before choosing a spot. For diners at schools, healthcare facilities or other food service providers, there is a level of trust that food is being prepared and handled properly. Hamilton County Public Health helps take the guess-work out of dining decisions through its online inspection reports and Clean Kitchen Award program.
“According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2015, there were nearly 375,000 cases of foodborne illness in the U.S., 2,000 of which occurred in Ohio” says Greg Kesterman, Assistant Hamilton County Health Commissioner. “Most of what we see in terms of foodborne illness is preventable, which is why we put emphasis on our education and inspection program with the food service facilities we serve,” he adds.
“The Hamilton County Public Health Clean Kitchen Award represents the gold standard 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. If you don’t see an award, ask the operator why.”
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 three or fewer violations in the previous two years prior to applying;
- 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 third quarter of 2017:
|Winton Woods Elementary School *||1501 Kingsbury Drive||Forest Park|
|Winton Woods High School *||1231 W. Kemper Road||Forest Park|
|Winton Woods Intermediate School *||825 Waycross Road||Forest Park|
|Winton Woods Middle School *||147 Farragut Road||Greenhills|
|Winton Woods Primary North *||73 Junefield Ave||Greenhills|
|A Bottle or Two||11920 Montgomery Rd||Symmes Twp.|
|Cakes & Pastries By George||3674 Muddy Creek Road||Green Twp.|
|Glendale Place Nursing and Rehab||779 Glendale Milford Road||Woodlawn|
|Hillcrest Academy *||246 Bonham Road||Wyoming|
|Ruchi Mess||12082 B Montgomery Road||Symmes Twp.|
|Triple Cats Bar & Grille *||1151 Harrison Ave.||Harrison|
|Bayley Place *||990 Bayley Place Drive||Delhi Twp.|
|Harrison Dairy Queen *||10540 Harrison Ave.||Harrison|
|Skyline Chili Finneytown *||9115 Winton Road||Springfield Twp.|
|Triple Creek||2700 Buell Road||Colerain Twp.|
|Cincinnati Learning Center Harrison *||498 South State Street||Harrison|
|Empress Chili||3670 Werk Road||Green Twp.|
|The Coffee Peddlar||112 Harrison Road||Harrison|
|Honey Baked Ham Co. Colerain||9570 Colerain Ave.||Colerain Twp.|
|The Big Greek Café LLC *||1150 Harrison Ave. Suite 105||Harrison|
|Domino’s||4110 E. Galbraith Rd.||Deer Park|
|Pizza Hut *||101459 Harrison Ave.||Harrison|
|Beth O’ Leary Catering *||3438 Church St.||Newtown|
|Newtown Subway||7397 Main St.||Newtown|
|Our Lady of Visitation School Cafeteria *||3180 Sotuh Road||Green Twp.|
* Repeat Winners
Hamilton County Public Health works to assure the 480,000 citizens living outside the cities of Cincinnati, Norwood and Springdale are safe from disease, injury and contamination.
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Posted by: Christy Cauley