FLINT TWP. — Carman- Ainsworth Middle School has received a 2013 Excellence in Food Service Sanitation Award from the Genesee County Health Department.
“They have worked very hard and deserve the award,” said assistant Superintendent Russ Parks.
C-AMS was one of seven schools receiving the award, he said. Four of those 7, unlike C-AM, are brand new buildings within the past five years he said.
“It does look a lot nicer when you are a brand new building,” he said. “Knowing that, our middle school did well.”
Each year, the county health department present food services awards to recognize local establishment for outstanding sanitation records.
The health department routinely inspects food service establishments including school cafeteria, restaurants, night clubs, coffee shops, rental halls, caterers and more, according to FAQs on the GCHD website.
All routine inspections are unannounced and can range from every six months to annually, depending on hours of operation for the establishment.
Inspectors look at things such as food handling, clean floors, pest control, chemical storage, refrigeration, food temperatures, and equipment conditions. Some violations are considered critical and some non-critical.
Annual food service awards s are presented in conjunction with a Public Health Week Conference which takes place this year on May 7 at the Flint Institute of Arts.
Food award presentations will be held at the end of the conference from 4-4:30 p.m.