3,000 Orange County Establishments Receive Awards of Excellence


The OC Health Care Agency (HCA) has awarded 3,239 Orange County food facilities and local businesses for their outstanding food safety and sanitation practices during 2018.

“Orange County’s restaurants bring a diverse and special experience to our quality of life,” said Chairwoman Lisa A. Bartlett, 5th District, of the Orange County Board of Supervisors. “We are fortunate to have such great culinary options throughout the county, and I am proud these establishments are being recognized for their health and safety efforts.”

This annual recognition was created to provide an incentive for retail food businesses that consistently meet or exceed health and safety standards for food facility operations. In 1999, the first year of the program, 584 food establishments received the recognition. With increased outreach and improved compliance with food safety laws, the number of recipients has grown significantly since its inception.

Included in the Award of Excellence program are food facilities such as restaurants, catering establishments, meat/seafood markets, retail bakeries, supermarkets, supermarket/bakery combinations, and public and private schools with food production service.

For a complete list of all recipients and award criteria, click here

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