Public Health launches “Safe Eats on Kern Streets” food safety campaign
May 16th, 2017 | by: Michelle Corson | Category: Press Releases

1800 Mt. Vernon Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93306-3302

661-321-3000

Matthew Constantine
Director

kernpublichealth.com

May 15, 2017

Contact:
Michelle Corson
Public Relations Officer

corsonm@co.kern.ca.us

MEDIA ADVISORY
Public Health launches new food safety campaign: “Safe Eats on Kern Streets”

Contact:
Michelle Corson, Public Relations Officer
(661) 868-0288 or (661) 304-7766

WHAT: Kern County Public Health Services is hosting a press conference to launch our new food safety awareness campaign that focuses on mobile food vendors. We will also present a new feature on our Safe Diner App.
WHEN: Monday, May 15th at 10:00 AM
WHERE: Kern County Public Health Services Department, 1800 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Einstein Education Center in Bakersfield.
WHY: Foodborne illness is a common, yet preventable, public health problem. Each year, 1 in 6 Americans gets sick by consuming contaminated foods or beverages.

All facilities that sell food to the public must obtain a health permit. Health inspectors from our Environmental Health Division perform regular inspections at all permitted food facilities throughout the County. The purpose of health inspections is to ensure that food is prepared and handled safely with a goal of preventing foodborne illness.
Every permitted food vendor must have a health permit displayed. Restaurants have a letter grade in their window and mobile food vendors have a sticker affixed to their facility. If a vendor is selling food and does not have a permit or a sticker, they could make our community sick. Vendors operating without a permit should be reported to the Environmental Health Division using the Safe Diner app.

Every permitted food vendor must have a health permit displayed. Restaurants have a letter grade in their window and mobile food vendors have a sticker affixed to their facility. If a vendor is selling food and does not have a permit or a sticker, they could make our community sick. Vendors operating without a permit should be reported to the Environmental Health Division using the Safe Diner app.