ONTARIO: Province gives county a food-safety boost
Posted: January 21st, 2011 - 3:15pm
Source: The Observer
A $25,000 windfall from the provincial government could help Lambton County continue rolling out its DineSafe colour-coded food safety program.
A standing committee of county council recommended today using the one-time Ontario food safety grant to help pay for a DineSafe website being developed, food handler training courses, as well as food safety resources and materials.
"This couldn't be more timely," Andrew Taylor, general manager of Lambton's public health services, told the committee.
The money will allow the county to complement DineSafe Lambton, and its colour-coded signs alerting customers about the results of inspections at restaurants and food establishments, that came into force Oct. 1, he said.
So far, about half of the about 760 food establishments in Sarnia-Lambton have been visited by inspectors and are posting the colour-coded results where customers can see them, said Chad Ikert, Lambton's manager of environmental health and prevention services.