Food Service Standards

Food Safety & Sanitation
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The Board of Health is charged with the responsibility of protecting the public from food-borne illness through a sound public health food protection program.

This is accomplished through licensure, inspection, and enforcement of compliance with regulations governing retail food and food service establishments.

In accordance with state regulations, the Northbridge Board of Health conducts semi-annual inspections of all food establishments. The Board also responds to consumer inquiries and complaints regarding food sanitation practices, illnesses, and other public health issues.

Certificate of Merit Program—NEW GUIDELINES!

The Board of Health adopted a Certificate of Merit Program to recognize food establishments that exhibit excellent food safety practices.  The criteria for receiving a Certificate of Merit are as follows:

For FOOD SERVICE establishments:

1. Must have a satisfactory inspection report with NO critical violations and less than 5 minor violations;

2. Must have one-year of operation under same ownership;

3. Must be open at least 6-months out of the year;

4. Must have the facilities for the actual preparation of food and;

5. Must not be under a Quarterly Inspection Order by the Board of Health.

2017 CERTIFICATE OF MERIT AWARD RECIPIENTS
 
Name of Food Establishment Date Issued
   
 CRYSTAL GAS January 14, 2017
 DIVINE THAI RESTAURANT February 3, 2017
 NEW ENGLAND PIZZA February 10, 2017
 PEG'S DINER February 25, 2017
 PIRATE'S COVE March 11, 2017
 BALMER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL April, 7, 2017
 NORTHBRIDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL April, 7, 2017
 NORTHBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL April 7, 2017
 NORTHBRIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL April 7, 2017
 WHITINSVILLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL April 7, 2017
 PEACE OF BREAD COMMUNITY KITCHEN May 3, 2017
 BEAUMONT NURSING HOME July 14, 2017
 BURGER KING July 15, 2017
 MCDONALD'S July 15, 2017
 SUBWAY July 21, 2017
 HARRY'S FAMOUS PIZZA July 22, 2017
 NEW ENGLAND PIZZA August 4, 2017
 PEG'S DINER August 25, 2017
 JUBE'S FAMILY RESTAURANT September 9, 2017
 NORTHBRIDGE HOUSE OF PIZZA September 9, 2017
 SUBWAY @ WALMART September 22, 2017
 VILLAGE HOUSE OF PIZZA September 26, 2017
 WHITINSVILLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL September 29, 2017
 BALMER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL October 17, 2017
 NORTHBRIDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL October 17, 2017
 NORTHBRIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL October 17, 2017
 NORTHBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL October 17, 2017
 PEACE OF BREAD COMMUNITY KITCHEN October 18, 2017

2016 CERTIFICATE OF MERIT RECIPIENTS

2015 CERTIFICATE OF MERIT RECIPIENTS

2014 CERTIFICATE OF MERIT RECIPIENTS

Residential Kitchens

Residential kitchens are strictly limited to the preparation of non-potentially hazardous foods (non-PHFs), such as baked goods, confectioneries, jams and jellies.

The preparation and sale of potentially hazardous food (PHF) such as cream-filled pastries, cheesecake, custard, and other foods which can support the growth of disease-causing bacteria are strictly prohibited.

All Residential Kitchens must be licensed, inspected, and approved by the Board of Health.

Residential Kitchen Brochure

 

Some Helpful Links

MDPH Food Protection Program

Food Safety Information