“Public concern about food safety, harmful preparation procedures and dangerous products has increased throughout the United States in recent years. To recognize that food service facilities in St. Charles County place a high importance on customer health and safety, the Division of Environmental Health and Protection established its 24 Carrot Gold Food Safety Excellence Award program in 2007. While all permitted establishments within the county meet necessary requirements to protect the ones they serve, these awards recognize the many organizations that exceed those standards.
To be eligible for consideration, 24 Carrot Gold Food Safety Excellence Award winners cannot have any critical violations within the past year and no more than six non-critical violations over the same time period. In addition, at least 90 percent of the facility’s food managers must have completed a food safety certification class. The facility must also possess a valid St. Charles County Food Establishment Permit and be in good standing with the department.”