Food For Thought Newsletter
Setting the "Gold" Standard
Sixteen food service establishments received the second annual 14 Carrot Gold Food Safety Excellence Award as an acknowledgement of their commitment to food safety.
The award is based on the results of inspections conducted in the previous year and focuses on consistent food safety practices and policies, including employee training. “While every food service facility under our jurisdiction is required to meet minimum food safety requirements, these 16 establishments are to be commended for going above and beyond to safeguard their patrons from the risks of foodborne illness,” said Pieter Sheehan, director of the Division of Environmental Health. “We hope the recipients prominently display their award, and we look forward to honoring even more facilities in 2017.”
The 2015 recipients of the Fairfax County Health Department’s 14 Carrot Gold Food Safety Excellence Award are:
- Burke Health Care Center, 9450 Burke Lake Road, Burke
- Costco Wholesale #6206, 7940 Richmond Hwy., Alexandria
- Five Guys Burgers and Fries, 7856 E. Tysons Corner Center, McLean
- George’s Steak N’ Things, 5624-C1 Ox Road, Fairfax Station
- IHOP #4509, 6206 Interparcel Rd., Alexandria
- INOVA Sunrise of Reston, 1778 Fountain Dr., Reston
- J J Deli, 909 Ferndale Avenue, Herndon
- KFC #K071110 13962 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Chantilly
- Mt. Daniel Elementary School, 2328 Oak St. N, Falls Church
- Noodles & Company, 10296 Main St., Fairfax
- Oakton Elementary School, 3000 Chain Bridge Road
- Panda Express # 2004 11750 Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax
- Perk Express 7515 Colshire Dr., McLean
- Sunrise Assisted Living, 9207 Arlington Blvd., Fairfax
- The Perfect Pita, 8280 Greensboro Rd, McLean
- Wendy’s #66, 7042 Little River Turnpike, Annandale
To be eligible for consideration, recipients of the 14 Carrot Gold Awards cannot have any critical violations during inspections conducted in the last 24 months, and no more than six non-critical violations in the past year. Employees (other than the certified food manager) must be able to explain and/or demonstrate proper food handling procedures related to the operation. The facility must also have a valid permit to operate and be in good standing with the Health Department.
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