CINCINNATI, OH—Holmes Elementary, Amity Elementary and Deer Park Junior/Senior High School have each demonstrated over the past two years that they use sound public health knowledge and sanitation principles in the operation of their facility, according to Hamilton County Public Health.
The three schools received the Clean Kitchen Award based on a review verifying that all criteria have been met. The following criteria must be met to achieve the award:
- Facility must have fewer than three violations in the previous two years prior to making application.
- Facility must have no critical or repeat violations in the previous two years prior to making application.
- Facility must meet one of the following food education criteria:
- 2 staff members must have a valid Level 1 Food Handler Certificate within the previous two year period; or
- 1 staff member must have a current ServSafe or Level 2 Certificate.
- Facility must have two years of inspection data available.
- Facility must submit an application to HCPH office including documentation that they have met the food education criteria listed above.
This is the fifth consecutive year Holmes Elementary has received the Clean Kitchen Award. Congratulations to all three district schools and the Food Services Department!