Whatcom County health officials award top food-handling restaurants

Correction, May 22: Due to an omission in a press release, Crazy Bob’s Pizza in Bellingham was left off the list of Silver Platter Award winners when this story was initially published. 

The Whatcom County Health Department has given Silver Platter Awards to 37 county restaurants,  recognizing their excellence in safe food-handling.

The awards are given to dining establishments that achieve outstanding scores during routine food-safety inspections throughout the year.

Only about 5 percent of the dining establishments inspected in 2011 met the stringent criteria established by the health department for the Silver Platter Award, county officials said.

To receive an award, establishments must comply with the Washington State Retail Food Code and must consistently achieve excellent scores during food safety inspections.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that one out of every seven Americans are affected by food-borne illness each year.

2011 Silver Platter Award recipients

Crazy Bob’s Pizza
Bayview Bistro
Fred Meyer – Deli – Bakerview
Parkway Chateau
Blaine Senior Center
Gigi’s Café & Pastries
Chihuahua Mobile Unit
Haggen – Barkley – Deli
Cost Cutter – Ferndale – Deli
Inn @ Semiahmoo – Employee Kitchen
Ralf’s Pretzel Bakery
Costco Wholesale #19 -Rotisserie
Jalapenos -Harris
Red Robin
Curry House
Kowloon Inn
Rhodes Café
D’Anna’s Café Italiano
La Fiamma Commissary Kitchen
Rocket Donuts
Diablo Dining Hall – Cookhouse
Little Caesar’s – Birch Bay
Shorty’s Coffee shop
Little Red Caboose
Soy House
Dutch Treat Restaurant
Meadow Greens
Taco Bell – Stuart
Fairhaven Fish & Chips
Milt’s Pizza
Taco Time – Byron
Fairhaven Pizza & Prawns
Mountain Man Espresso
Westside Pizza


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