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Excellence in Food Sanitation Awards

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The Genesee County Health Department is set to recognize 10 food service establishments for excellent sanitation records.

A reception for award winners and guests will be held on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at the Flint Institute of Arts located at 1120 E. Kearsley, Flint. The reception will begin at 3:30 in the Isabel Room and the award ceremony at 4:00 p.m. in the Theatre.

This year marks the 18th annual presentation of "Excellence in Sanitation" Awards. Each food service establishment in Genesee County has been placed in one of ten categories. The winner in each category was determined by examining the two most recent routine inspection reports and conferring with the inspecting Sanitarian.

Establishments with no priority or priority foundation violations and the fewest core violations were selected for the award. Priority and priority foundation violations are those that can lead directly to foodborne illness; e.g., unsafe food temperature, poor employee hygiene and cross-contamination. Examples of core violations include the cleanliness and condition of walls, floors, ceilings, plumbing repair and dumpster use. 

2013 "Excellence in Foodservice

Sanitation" Awards

For outstanding sanitation at a Genesee County food service establishment

These operators have full active managerial control of their food service establishments. Certified managers are on staff where needed; food safety is the priority with temperature control through preparation, cooling, reheating and service; employees practice proper personal hygiene; and food contamination is virtually eliminated. These award winners will be recognized at Genesee County's Annual Public Health Conference on May 7, 2013 and their annual food license fee will be waived.

Bar Only or Bar & Grill

Torch Bar & Grill

522 Buckham Alley, Flint Honorable Mention: Cloverleaf Inn of Clio, Hank & Don's Bar of Swartz Creek, Montrose Pub, Pachyderm Pub of Burton

Catering or Donut, Bagel or Coffee Shop


G-3243 Miller Rd., Flint Twp. Honorable Mention: Bon Appetit Catering of Richfield Twp, Bella Birches of Flushing, Fairfield Inn and Suites of Fenton

Concession or Pizza Take Out

Hungry Howie's

1419 Flushing Rd., Flushing Honorable Mention: Rocky's Pizza of Swartz Creek, Pizza Mia of Grand Blanc

Ethnic or Full Service Menu

Lotus Room

6004 Torrey Rd., Flint Honorable Mention: Lupes of Flint, Atlas Coney Island of Flint, Cracker Barrel of Flint, China Wok of Grand Blanc

Fast Food- Independent or Franchise

Burger King

7030 Miller Rd., Swartz Creek Honorable Mention: Dairy Queen of Clio, McDonalds of Linden, Long John Silvers of Flint, Taco Bell 2780 of Burton, Tim Horton's G-6008 Fenton Rd. in Flint

Full Service Menu with Alcohol - Independent or

Franchise or Institutional Setting

Alexander J's

5490 Fenton Rd., Flint Honorable Mention: Fandangles of Flushing, Joe's Garage of Clio

Ice Cream Shop, Intermittent, Mobile or STFU

Uncle Ray's Dairyland

1462 Leroy, Fenton Honorable Mention: Roaring 20's Ice Cream Shop of Flushing, Keb Ice Cream of Grand Blanc, Carie's Caboose of Montrose

Religious, Fraternal, or Service Site Only

St. Luke's N.E.W. Life Center

3115 Lawndale, Flint Honorable Mention: Elf Khurafeh Circus Park of Clio, Good Shepherd K of C of Montrose, Masonic Temple of Swartz Creek, First Presbyterian Church of Fenton

K-12 School - Full Preparation Kitchen

Flushing Middle School

G-8100 Carpenter, Flushing Honorable Mention: Bendle High School, Carman Ainsworth Junior High, Lake Fenton High School, Montrose Community Schools, Myers Elementary, Swartz Creek High School

K-12 School Satellite Service

Mt. Morris Alternative Education

G-3400 Jennings Rd., Flint Honorable Mention: Richfield Public Academy, Burton Glen Academy

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