By Stefanie Donahue
The Subway located on Peace Portal Drive in Blaine received high marks from the Whatcom County Health Department in their annual “Silver Platter” food safety awards.
Silver Platter recipients must perform well during routine inspections throughout the year. Restaurants that pass inspections display proper hygiene, food storage tactics and safety response protocols.
Just 3.5 percent of licensed eateries in 2016 met the criteria to receive the award, according to a statement from the Whatcom County Health Department. Fifty-six dining establishments received the award this year, including Maggie’s Pub in Ferndale, Mount Bakery in Bellingham and Good to Go in Everson,
“Silver Platter Awards acknowledge the excellence of food service operators in their commitment to food safety in their restaurants,” said health department director Regina Delahunt. “We want to congratulate these establishments for their accomplishment, and thank them for making food safety a priority.”
Silver Platter Award winners must comply with the Washington State Retail Food Code.
To learn more about the Silver Platter Award, contact the Whatcom County Health Department at 360/778-6000.