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January, 2006 Safe Award Winner

Thursday December 29, 2005


Jimbo’s Bar-B-Que Restaurant to Receive SAFE Award Tomorrow


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (December 29, 2005) The Louisville Metro Health Department will give its Sanitation And Food-safety Excellence (S.A.F.E.) Award tomorrow.


The award will be presented to Jimbo’s Bar-B-Que restaurant at an award ceremony tomorrow, Friday, December 30th, at 2:30 PM.  The award ceremony will take place at the restaurant at 801 W. Kenwood Drive.



The S.A.F.E. Award recognizes food establishments that have demonstrated outstanding food handling and sanitation practices.  To be considered for the award a facility must have maintained an A rating for the past two routine Health Department inspections, it must have been permitted for at least one year under its current ownership, and it must have had no confirmed food-borne illnesses or validated complaints within the past year.


The Health Department has instituted the S.A.F.E. Award in conjunction with its restaurant rating system.  Each restaurant is now required to post a sign, which gives the facility a letter grade of A, B, or C depending on the result of the Health Department’s last inspection of the facility.  Grades are as follows:


A (in green) (Good) Score of 100 – 93% with no critical violations. Acknowledges safe food handling practices and designates a facility as meeting requirements of the Kentucky State Food Code without critical violations.


B (in blue) (Passed) Score of 92 – 85% to include all scores with corrected critical violations.  Acknowledges a food facility has met minimum requirements of the Kentucky State Food Code, but improvements are needed to attain an A level card. 


C (in red) (Poor) Score of 84% or below.  Indicated that the facility has failed to meet minimum requirements of the Kentucky State Food Code.