Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Newest Restaurant to meet Exceptional Food Safety Practices in Pueblo

Pueblo, CO – The Food Safety Program at the Pueblo City-County Health Department is proud to announce the continued growth of its Pueblo Partners in Food Safety program. The Pueblo Partners in Food Safety recognizes local restaurants with exceptional food safety practices, protocols, and health reports. The program launched in April 2015 with six facilities and has since grown to a total of 83. The newest Partner is Olive Garden Italian Restaurant.

We are happy to welcome Olive Garden Italian Restaurant as the newest Partner to this elite program,” stated Sylvia Proud, public health director at the Pueblo City-County Health Department. Proud added, “The Health Department congratulates all restaurants that are Partners due to their hard work and dedication to health standards.  All restaurants are encouraged to apply; assistance is available with resources for program
enrollment, self-assessments and safe food handler training.” 

“The Pueblo Partners in Food Safety not only recognizes and promotes restaurants and food facilities but is also a tool to develop Active Managerial Control, a system to ensure steps for safe food handling are being followed,” explained Vicki Carlton, food safety program manager at the Pueblo City-County Health Department. Carlton added, “Active Managerial Control empowers food handlers to take control of risks and ensure operations remain safe.” Participating facilities conduct a self-assessment of practices and apply to join the program. The Pueblo City-County Health Department reviews and approves applications, allowing Partners to receive an official decal for their place of business, a certificate of approval and public recognition on The Dish of Pueblo website.

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