Keeping the Public Safe and Healthy; Environmental Health Specialists at Work

By | November 28th, 2016|Preparedness|

Ever wonder who inspects restaurants, swimming pools and spas, and hotels to make sure they are safe for the public?  Our sanitarians and environmental health specialists and all the local county environmental health departments are the individuals that go into the field conducting these inspections.  They work with members of the public, business owners, and [...]

2015 Food Safety Annual Report

By | December 2nd, 2015|General, Preparedness|

The Food Safety & Environmental Services Program has finalized and posted the 2015 Food Safety Annual Report. The report summarizes the delegated inspections and activities that were completed by Arizona State University and the county health departments over Fiscal Year 2015. Here are some highlights and new additions to this year's report: Complex, moderate, and limited [...]

Menu Labeling & the ACA

By | October 4th, 2012|Affordable Care Act, Prevention|

You might have noticed that more and more restaurants and fast food places are starting to put calorie and other nutrition information on their menus.  That’s not a coincidence or accident- they’re getting ready for the upcoming menu nutrition labeling requirements in the Affordable Care Act.  Section 4205 of the new law requires restaurants with [...]

Annual Statewide Environmental Health Report

By | December 29th, 2011|General|

I started my career in public health inspecting restaurants, motels and the like in the mid- 1980s.  My area was right around here down toward South Mountain-  and I inspected the cafeteria in the basement of the Executive Tower and the cafeteria that used to be on the 4th floor of the 1740 building.  It doesn’t seem [...]