COLDWATER (WTVB) - The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency’s Board of Health has released its “Certificates of Excellence” in food service for the year 2013. The awards went to food establishments that were able to meet stringent criteria during the year. Specifically, the facility must have had no Priority or Priority foundation items and no more than three core items cited during their onsite inspection. Rebecca Burns, Environment Health Director says Priority items, if found to be in violation, could result in foodborne illnesses. Core items relate to general sanitation and/or maintenance. According to Burns, 97 tri-county food service establishments, restaurants, bars, catering kitchens and schools received this year’s award, including 27 in Branch County. Food service inspections are normally performed twice in a year. Food service managers are offered food safety training by the department annually to train food service workers in proper food handling and preparation. For more information, you can visit their website at www.bhsj.org. The Branch County award certificates went to: Anderson Elementary Bronson; Ryan Elementary School Bronson; Mancino’s Pizza Coldwater; Legg Middle School Coldwater; Lakeland Elementary Coldwater; Jefferson Elementary School Coldwater ; Elk’s Lodge Coldwater; American Legion Post #52 Coldwater;Arby’s Coldwater; Pizza Hut Coldwater; Pansophia Academy Coldwater; St. Charles School Coldwater; Taco Bell #4029 Coldwater; CAASCM Coldwater; Community Health Center of Branch County Coldwater; Max Larsen Elementary School Coldwater; Subway # 19719 Coldwater; Northwood’s Coffee Company Coldwater;Roger the Chef/Wal-Mart Distribution Center Coldwater; Great Lakes Health and Fitness Coldwater; Biggby Coffee Coldwater; Mr. Gyro’s Coldwater; Jennings Elementary School Quincy; Quincy Diner Quincy; Quincy Dairy Queen Quincy; Union City Middle School Union City; Union City Elementary School Union City.
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