Bloomington Jefferson receives city health award

Bloomington Jefferson High School was recognized as a top performer in food safety by the city of Bloomington’s Environmental Health Division.

The recognition was based on the results of routine health inspections conducted last year. Establishments must achieve a compliance status of 90 percent or higher for both foodborne illness risk factor and good retail practice items during both inspection cycles.

Risk factor items relate to food safety practices most often implicated in foodborne illness outbreaks, such as employee health and hygiene, hand hygiene, cooking and preheating, obtaining food from approved sources, preventing contamination and temperature control for potentially hazardous foods.

Good retail practice items include water supply, sanitation, pest control, food and utensil protection, facility and equipment maintenance and waste disposal.