Ten district schools and their cafeterias have received the Grade A Food Safety Excellence Award from Kansas City, Missouri. According to the Health Dept. website, "The Grade A Food Safety Excellence Award recognizes food establishments that have continuously demonstrated excellence in compliance with the City's food code and other public health standards."
The schools awarded the honor include Bell Prairie, Briarcliff, Clardy, Gracemor, Lakewood, Topping and West Englewood elementary schools, and Eastgate, Maple Park and New Mark middle schools.
Congratulations go to the cafeteria managers at these schools and their food service employees for maintaining such excellent standards.
The City of Kansas City only awards about 8 percent of its 3,400 permitted food establishments with the Grade A Food Safety Excellence Award each year. The 8 percent represent those establishments that have substantially exceeded the standards of the City food code.
Kansas City Health inspectors visit 24 district schools between two to four times during a school year. Clay County Health Dept. inspects the other six district schools that are located in Gladstone and North Kansas City.