Excellence in Safe Food Handling Awards Program

“Food safety is something that touches each and every individual in Tulare County


Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency's Environmental Health Division, in coordination with the California Restaurant Association (CRA), Central Valley Chapter, launched the Excellence in Safe Food Handling Awards Program in March 2010.  Tulare County restaurants and retail food establishments that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to food handling safety are awarded a Certificate of Excellence.


In an effort to shine the spotlight on consistent safe food handling practices Tulare County Environmental Health has initiated an awards program to acknowledge food facilities that have received three consecutive routine inspections scores that are 95% or higher.

To commend restauranteurs for the sustained effort needed to maintain such high standards a certificate of recognition suitable for framing and a gold seal to display in the window will be awarded. 


Safe Food Handling Award Recipients

March 2010 June 2010 September 2010 December 2010
April 2010 July 2010 October 2010 January 2011
May 2010 August 2010 November 2010 February 2011 - May 2012


The award rewards consistent safe food handling procedures in local food establishments.  Winning food establishments are presented with a certificate and window display to promote their food safety record to the public.

This is an ongoing program and will focus on lowering the risk of food related illness.  It is our hope that recognizing the efforts required to maintain these high standards will encourage others to emulate safe food handling practices.

 The Tulare-Kings County Restaurant Association actively promotes facilities that have earned this honor.  The names of award winners are posted here and forwarded to local media for additional recognition.

For more information on the Excellence in Food Safety Awards, or information on Environmental Health Services Division, call 559-624-7400.