For National Food Safety Month, 676 local food establishments in Sacramento County have earned the Sacramento County Environmental Management 2016/17 Food Safety Award of Excellence.
WHAT: To honor the remarkable food safety efforts of local restaurants and food facilities that protect the public from foodborne illnesses, the Sacramento County Environmental Management Department will recognize Sacramento County operators who have achieved three (3) consecutive health inspections without major violations with the Environmental Management 2016/17 Food Safety Award of Excellence.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 48 million get sick and 3,000 die from foodborne diseases in the U.S. each year. With help from EMD’s food protection program and 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 preventing food contamination and learning facility sanitation, time/temperature control, and personal hygiene.
Of those 676 recognized, one establishment from each of the five Sacramento County supervisorial districts has been chosen to receive their award at the Board of Supervisors meeting, September 12.
WHEN: Tuesday, September 12, 2016 at 9:45 a.m.
WHERE: Sacramento County Board of Supervisors Chambers, 700 H Street, 1st Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814
VISUALS: Each district representative honoree will be presented by the Board of Supervisors to receive a Board resolution.
RESOURCES: On 9/12, look for the list of 676 food facilities recognized with the Sacramento County 2017 Food Safety Award of Excellence.
AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE HONOREES:
- District 1 – Supervisor Phil Serna
Anna’s Vegan Cafe is located on Stockton Blvd, between Broadway and 12th Ave in Sacramento. Even if you aren’t a vegan, you won’t miss a thing with these deliciously prepared Asian cuisine vegan dishes.
- District 2 – Supervisor Patrick Kennedy
Caffé Latté is in the Village at Riverlake on Greenhaven Drive and Pocket Rd. This cozy family owned restaurant and coffee shop offers breakfast, salads/sandwiches, and specialty coffee drinks 7 days a week.
- District 3 – Supervisor Susan Peters
Sol Cubano on Watt Ave (between Don Julio Blvd and Roseville Rd) in North Highlands boast the “best flavor in town” and has the Yelp reviews to support the claim. Patrons from all over visit this family owned restaurant that serves tasty traditional Cuban dishes, pastries, coffee and fresh juices.
- District 4 – Supervisor Sue Frost
Panda Express #789 in the Elverta Place shopping center near the Antelope intersection of Elverta and Walerga prepares fresh ingredients every day to create their famous Orange Chicken to their health-minded wok selections.
- District 5 – Supervisor Don Nottoli
Famous Burgers located in Rancho Cordova on Zinfandel Drive near White Rock Rd, this family owned and operated restaurant serves a variety of gourmet signature burgers, and was featured in a National Geographic article, “The Best Burgers in America: A Definitive Guide.”