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Montana Tech's Dining Services Receives Gold Award


2/9/2012

Montana Tech’s Dining Services was recently issued the Gold Service Award for Excellence in Food Safety from the Butte-Silver Bow Health Department. The BSB Health Department has a set of standards and controls for the preparation and service of food offered to the public. All food service operators must comply with these standards as a minimum to hold and keep their food service license. "While our operation has always done well on our regular inspections, this one was particularly exciting as there were no violations found," said Alan Couture, Director of Montana Tech’s Dining Services. "Additionally, John noted that Montana Tech had gone above and beyond the minimum standards by implementing temperature control charts, keeping them updated daily, and making it part of our operating policy," added Couture. The charts are posted throughout the operation and temperatures are taken throughout the day to maintain food safety standards at Montana Tech. Additionally, Montana Tech’s written policy requires sick employees to stay home and not expose staff and guests to potential health risks. "Our policy states that employees reporting to work with illnesses that are a potential threat to public health (colds, flu, etc.) will be sent home. These two extra steps resulted in Montana Tech receiving this Gold Award," noted Couture.

For more information, please contact Alan Couture at 406-496-4590.