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2017 Food Safety Conference

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Published on October 06, 2017. Last modified on October 21, 2019


Our 2017 Food Safety Conference

Hot Dogs for Breakfast!

This year’s conference, “Hot Dogs for Breakfast!” highlighted the regulation of pets and service animals in food establishments. The Keynote Speaker was Marni Flagg, Environmental Health Specialist IV, Supervisor of the Consumer Health Protection Services program of the Monterey County Environmental Health Bureau who presented on animals in food establishments. Also sharing the platform was Bernard Carr of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, who presented on Egg Safety and Quality Management as it pertains to Farmer’s Markets and Swap Meets and Cary Carmichael of Hobart Equipment, who presented on Food Equipment Maintenance.

Monterey County’s Food Safety Education Month

The conference marked the culmination of Monterey County’s Food Safety Education Month, focusing on the importance of Food Safety education to an informed workforce for the restaurant and food-service industry, while at the same time raising the public’s level of confidence in the industry’s commitment to Food Safety.

National Food Safety Month was created in 1994 to heighten the awareness about the importance of food safety education. The Monterey County Environmental Health Bureau has been part of the Food Safety educational conference for the past nine years.


Keep Your Paws Off My Food
Marni Flagg, REHS IV, Consumer Protection
Monterey County Health Department

Eggs at Farmers Markets and Swap Meets
Bernard Carr, Retail Egg Inspector
Egg Safety and Quality Management, CDFA

Food Equipment Maintenance
Cary Carmichael

Award Of Excellence Presentations

In recognition of September being designated as National Food Safety Education Month, the Environmental Health Bureau of the Monterey County Health Department announced today the recipients of its Award of Excellence, a highlight of the Monterey County Health Department’s Gold Seal program for retail food facilities.

This year's recipients are (in alphabetical order):

Il Fornaio
Marina Donuts & Bagels
Pacific Coast Care

The following local food establishments were nominated for the Award of Excellence (in alphabetical order):

Asilomar Conference Center
Bi-Rite Market
Burger King ~ Davis Road, Salinas
Costco Wholesale Sand City
Gonzales Subway ~ #12235
Il Fornaio
In-n-Out Burger~ #99
Isidiro’s Taco Shop
La Potranca De Jalisco
Louie Linguini’s
Marina Donuts & Bagels
Mexico Lindo Deli
P.F. Chang’s Del Monte Center
Pacific Coast Care
Panda Express ~ Davis Road, Salinas
Taqueria 2 Gallos De Oro
Town Burger
Yi’s Restaurant

Additional Resources

PowerPoint: Keep Your Paws Off My Food