FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 29, 2006
Health Department announces food quality award recipients
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Health Department announces the third annual recipients of its food quality award. The department's Grade A Food Excellence Award is given this year in celebration of the 12th Annual Food Safety and Education Day, which is sponsored by the department and the Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association. These are the seven award recipients for 2006:
AT&T Canteen Compass -- 2121 E. 63rd St.
Corner Market Cafe -- 4435 Main St.
Crittenton Center -- 10918 Elm St.
Fervere -- 1702 Summit St.
Peachtree Buffet -- 6800 Eastwood Trafficway
ReDiscover -- 3030 Baltimore Ave.
Truman Medical Center Coffee Shop -- 7900 Lee's Summit Road.
The food quality award recognizes food establishments that continuously have demonstrated excellence in compliance with the City's food code and other public health standards established by the Health Department. The award is valid for one year. Recipients are being asked to prominently display their awards.
The Health Department recognizes that excellence is most fully achieved when food service management fully endorses employee education and training. Therefore, the Grade A Food Excellence Award is being awarded to establishments that have exhibited excellence in sanitation and food safety, as well as evidence of successful employee education.
This year's award is unique in that all food establishments in Kansas City were asked to submit applications according to specific criteria set forth by the department and the Food Advisory Board.
To learn more about the Health Department's Grade A Food Excellence Award, visit www.kcmo.org/health.