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Posted on: August 24, 2017

26 Local Eateries Receive the 2016 Award for Safe Food Handling

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August 30th, 2017
For Immediate Release
Contact:  Stuart Whitford, Director
Jefferson County Environmental Health & Water Quality
 (360) 385-9444 x411


26 Local Eateries Receive the 2016 Award for Safe Food Handling


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Representatives from 10 of the 26 Eateries who received awards

From L-R Back Row:  Marcia Atwood, Kenna Eaton, Stephanie Boyle, Jeff Boyle, Stuart Whitford
Middle Row:  Alice Yantz, Philippa Mills, Susan Porter
Front Row:  Tracy Nichols, Elizabeth Mays, Lisa Minnihan, Cleare Shields, Gabe Santiago 


Port Townsend - The 2016 Outstanding Achievement Awards were presented at the August 17, 2017 Jefferson County Board of Health meeting to recognize 26 restaurants, full-service food establishments, and their proprietors for demonstrating the highest standards of safe food handling during the past year.


The 26 restaurants and proprietors listed below worked hard in 2016 to maintain excellent food safety standards. Most of the recognized establishments work with complex menus, which adds to food safety challenges. Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) and the Board of Health recognized them for their dedication to preventing illness, and encouraged the entire food industry to strive for the same honor.


2016 Outstanding Achievement Award Winners

  • Belmont Catering
  • Blue Heron School
  • Brinnon School District
  • Brinnon Senior Supper Club
  • Chimacum Elementary School
  • Chimacum High School
  • Chimacum Middle School
  • Chimacum Primary School
  • Discovery View Retirement Association
  • Ferino's Pizzeria
  • Food Co-op Deli
  • Grant Street School
  • Jefferson County Jail
  • Jefferson Mental Health (now called Discovery Behavioral Healthcare)
  • Lanza's
  • Mo Chili BBQ (Mobile Complex)
  • Pippa’s Real Tea
  • Port Townsend Senior Nutrition
  • QFC Number 870 Deli - Port Hadlock
  • QFC Number 106 Deli - Port Townsend
  • Quilcene School Cafeteria
  • Safeway #538 Grocery
  • Tri-Area Community Center Senior Nutrition / Meal
  • The Boiler Room
  • The Galley
  • Timberhouse Restaurant

Criteria for the award were developed by the JCPH Food Safety Round Table and Jefferson County Food Safety Staff and are based on food safety inspections conducted in the areas of personal hygiene, food temperature safety, and prevention from contamination. All food workers must hold a current Washington State Food Worker Card.


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Jefferson County Public Health

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