The Kansas City, Missouri Health Department’s annual Grade A Food Safety Excellence Awards list is out. The 2018 list features 274 food service establishments that qualified for the honor, including full-scale restaurants, fast-food establishments, school cafeterias, hospitals/nursing homes, bakeries, convenience stores and grocery stores.
These food establishments have continuously demonstrated excellence in compliance with the Kansas City, Missouri, Food Code and other public health standards. The award is valid for one year and is based on cumulative inspection reports throughout 2017.
The Health Department recognizes that excellence is most fully achieved when food service management fully endorses employee education and training. Therefore, the 2018 award goes to establishments that have exhibited excellence in sanitation and food safety, as well as employee education.
All food establishments in Kansas City, Mo., are inspected regularly by the Health Department, and if they are open, they have passed their inspections. Those receiving the excellence award, approximately 9 percent of the City’s 3,900 permitted food establishments, substantially exceeded the standards of the food code.