Sonoma Board Greenlights Food Safety Program
“The purpose of this is to reduce the risk of food-borne illness,” Department of Health Services Director Stephan Betz told supervisors before they voted 5-0 in favor of the rating system. In other local news, Grossmont health district is offering scholarships for nursing students and those who want to pursue medical health technician careers.
The Press Democrat:
Sonoma County Approves New Food Safety Rating System For Restaurants
Sonoma County’s 3,500 restaurants and retail food outlets soon will participate in a new public rating system that could be more important to everyday business than winning a Michelin star or Zagat survey mention. The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a color-coded placard system to let customers know how eateries fared in food safety inspections. (Payne, 2/9)
The San Diego Union-Tribune:
Grossmont Health District Offering Scholarships
The deadline to apply for two scholarship programs for nursing students and those pursuing careers as medical health technicians is Friday. The Grossmont Healthcare District is looking for applicants who have been residing within the boundaries of the district for a minimum of one year, or have graduated from a high school within the district’s boundaries. (Pearlman, 2/9)