Thursday, January 31, 2013
Area health departments conducted inspections at various food establishments in Monmouth.
Thursday, January 31
Health departments in Monmouth County inspected four food establishments in January; and, one Red Bank eatery was given a "conditional satisfactory" rating. A satisfactory rating indicates the business is in compliance state food safety and sanitation requirements. A conditional satisfactory rating indicates the establishment was in violation of one or more requirements and will be subject to an unannounced reinspection. An unsatisfactory rating indicates unsafe or unsanitary conditions requiring the owner to cease operation until the conditions are resolved and a reinspection takes place. There are seven regional health departments responsible for the 53 municipalities in Monmouth County. Freehold Borough and Freehold Township are covered…
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Grocery stores and restaurants inspected after power outages and storm damages.
Monmouth County Health Department inspectors have been busy visiting restaurants and grocery stores that lost power or sustained damage during Hurricane Irene, according to Monmouth County Public Health Coordinator Michael Meddis. “I haven’t seen an inspector in two days. They’ve been out constantly,” he said. The department is responsible for assessing conditions at food establishments in 23 Monmouth County towns. The Monmouth Regional Health Department and five municipal health departments in Colts Neck, Freehold Township, Long Branch, Middletown and Manalapan oversee businesses in the rest of the county. Restaurants and grocery stores may not open unless power, refrigeration, clean water and hot water are present, according to health …
Thursday, June 9, 2011
County releases information on how to beat the heat during the first heat wave of the season.
Well, it sure is hot out there, isn't it? In honor of out first near 100 degree day (it sure feels like it's broached that number, doesn't it?) the county has released a plan to inform residents on how to beat the heat and stay safe. If you want the cliff notes version, here it is: Move slowly, in the shade, while drinking water and wearing linen clothing. If you've got five minutes or so, you're probably better off reading the actual release from Monmouth County. Not only does it provide some helpful tips about beating the heat, but it also provides some information about excessive heat and sun you may not be aware of. Also provided are useful tips for identifying signs of heat stroke and tending to those who may have come down with heat-…