Cassville school staff, local food establishments receive Silver Spoon award

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Pictured in front row, from left, are: Melissa Acheson, Nancy Horner, Linda Coones, Mary Sprinkle and Jane Bland. Second row: Jackie Moore; Kam Howerton; Jan Cox-Drews; Barry County Health Department, Roger Brock, Barry County Health Department; Kimberly Scritchfield, Barry County Health Department; and Tammy Tucker. Contributed photo

Kitchen staff at Cassville intermediate and high schools were among 20 food establishments selected to receive the Silver Spoon award from the Barry County Health Department, receiving high ratings.

This is the eighth year that the health department has recognized establishments for demonstrating excellence in public food safety through the Silver Spoon award. The frequency of inspection of each food establishment is determined by public health priority, which is calculated by a risk assessment worksheet. Establishments are rated as high, medium, or low priority.

A total of 13 establishments with a low-priority rating achieved the award. The establishments were: Mr. B's Frozen Yogurt, (inside Bruner's Pharmacy in Monett); Herd's General Store, G's Orchard (Verona), Nita's Cakes (Cassville), Roaring River State Park Store, The Calico Goose (Eagle Rock), Cassville Discount Grocery, Edgewood Creamery (Purdy), The Herb Depot (Monett), Modern Variety (Monett), Tried and True Tans & Sno (Monett), J&S Floral (Exeter) and L&L Stop and Shop (Exeter).

Three medium-rated establishments, which are inspected a minimum of twice a year, that achieved the award were: Yonkerville Store, Daylight Donuts in Monett and Red Barn Antiques (Cupcakes and Cream) in Shell Knob.

Four high-rated establishments, which are inspected a minimum of three times per year, that received the award were: Cassville Intermediate School, Cassville High School, Exeter School, and Nonna's Nummies in Shell Knob.

The Health Department congratulates the establishments and hopes the recognition will encourage all food establishments to strive to provide the safest food to Barry County residents.

The department is pleased to announce that 20 of the 185 food establishments in Barry County will receive the 2016 Silver Spoon award. The awards are presented to food establishments in Barry County that did not have any priority or core health violations and had a valid permit between January 1 and December 31 of 2016.