The Vineland Health Department’s Five Star Awards program is a recognition of those food establishments that go beyond minimal code requirements and exhibit exceptional efforts in sanitation and food safety techniques.
In order for a facility to meet the criteria they must have received only “Satisfactory” ratings during the past year, and excel in those areas of food safety practices that have proven to directly reduce the occurrence of foodborne illnesses such as in cooking, cooling, reheating, and personal hygiene. The establishment must have no confirmed cases of foodborne illnesses in the past year, and must have at least one extra manager or employee who is a currently “certified food handler” by the Vineland Health Department or a similar agency. Establishments must also make an extra towards food safety. This includes a minimum of 8 hours of training on food safety/sanitation per year, keeping daily food temperature logs, self-inspections of establishment on a weekly basis, and having 75% of food handlers in the establishment currently certified in a food safety/sanitation course.
The Vineland Health Department thanks all of our recipients for their hard work!