DC Task Force provides food safety and defense concepts to DC Schools and beyond...

DC Task Force provides food safety and defense concepts to DC Schools and beyond...

Members of the DC Food Protection Task Force provided Food Safety training for food service staff of District of Columbia Public Schools. This outreach covers basic food safety and defense concepts such as the Food Borne Illness Risk Factors and good manufacturing practices. The Annual DC Food Safety and Defense Conference is a one-day meeting and educational conference that brings together regulators, industry, and consumers in the Washington, DC area.  This event focuses on the food safety and defense aspects of the food service community based on overall food safety inspection reports, observations, and input from the industry and regulators. Presentations are conducted by DC and Federal regulators, as well as industry partners. During the day, participants have several opportunities to ask questions, share information, and provide feedback and input on future conferences. The following job aids such as educational posters and flyers were produced by DC and printed for industry use. 


Director’s Certificate of Merit Award

  • In addition to the educational piece, the Food Safety and Defense Conference also recognizes several local food service establishments with the DC Health Director’s Certificate of Merit Award.  The Director’s Certificate of Merit Award is presented to those DC Food Service establishments (including mobile food vendors) that do not exhibit any food borne risk factors during routine inspections. In 2018, twenty-six establishments received this award.