The Lincoln County Health Department last week announced the fourth annual environmental health award winners for the 2016 licensing year (July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017). The award program recognizes the special effort of high and moderate complexity restaurants that serve food to the public.
Of the 101 establishments eligible for the awards, two were chosen for this year’s awards. These establishments should be congratulated for their efforts. Arby’s of Merrill received a Special Recognition Award for exceptional attention to food safety practices, no violations, and effort to exceed minimum requirements. Eagles Aerie 584 of Merrill received a Special Recognition Award for excellent food handling practices and knowledgeable staff with no violations during the annual inspection.
“We want to congratulate these businesses on their attention to food safety and all the hard work put in by management and employees. This is really something to be proud of,” said Meghan Williams, Environmental Health Specialist, Lincoln County Health Department.
Other establishments meeting special criteria and therefore should be recognized for their special efforts include: Ballyhoos, The Beacon, Bottoms Up Bar & Grill, Dairy Queen (Merrill), Ed & Sharon’s, Edgewater Country Club, Holly’s, Hugo’s Pizza Shop, Lincoln County Jail Food Service, MAPS School District, Merrill Area Community Enrichment Center, and Pizza Hut (Merrill), Rodeway Inn & Suites, Salvo’s Restaurant, Silver Birch Supper Club, Somo Beach Resort, Subway Merrill 2, Tom and Bev’s Bar, Tomahawk Lodge Bar & Grill.
The Health Department conducts annual inspections and all food establishments’ reports are available online at http://healthspace.com/Clients/VDH/VDH/web.nsf/home.xsp.
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