SCCMO Health Press Releases

Posted on: January 22, 2018

24 Carrot Gold Awards Recognize Food Safety Excellence

January 22, 2018

Contact:  Doug Bolnick, Department of Public Health Public Information Officer, 636-949-7408


St. Charles County, Missouri – To recognize the importance that St. Charles County establishments place on food safety, sanitation and employee education, the Division of Environmental Health and Protection began presenting its 24 Carrot Gold Food Safety Excellence Awards in 2007.

The division recognizes its 24 Carrot Gold award winners for 2017:

  • CULVER’S of O’FALLON — 8500 Mexico Road, O’Fallon
  • NHC HEALTHCARE — 35 Sugar Maple Lane, St. Charles
  • PROGRESS WEST HOSPITAL — 2 Progress Point Parkway, O’Fallon
  • RAISING CANE’S CHICKEN FINGERS #180 — 6095 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, St. Charles
  • RAISING CANE’S CHICKEN FINGERS #236 — 1840 First Capitol Drive, St. Charles
  • RED ROBIN of O’FALLON — 1440 Mexico Loop Road East, O’Fallon
  • THE BRASS RAIL — 4601 Highway K, O’Fallon


To view a list of annual 24 Carrot Gold award winners, please visit http://www.sccmo.org/24Carrot.


To be eligible for 24 Carrot Gold award consideration, a facility must possess a valid St. Charles County Food Establishment permit and be in good standing with the Department of Public Health. Winners cannot have critical inspection violations within the previous year and have more than six non-critical violations over the same period. In addition, a food safety certification class must be completed by at least 90 percent of the facility’s food managers.


Staff from the Division of Environmental Health and Protection regularly inspects permanent, mobile and temporary food service establishments within St. Charles County, except those operating within the city limits of St. Peters (the city health department permits and inspects its own establishments). Inspections are based upon a starting score of 100, with points deducted for various items reported to be in need of correction. To help customers know the food service rating of an establishment, the department requires posting of the most recent inspection in a prominent location as a part of the County’s Food Code.


Throughout the year, the Division of Environmental Health and Protection works with area businesses and organizations to promote healthy conditions in our community. To learn how the division helps to ensure public safety, please call (636) 949-1800 or visit http://www.sccmo.org/environmental.


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About the St. Charles County Department of Public Health

Through the efforts of its three divisions — Environmental Health and Protection, Health Services and Humane Services — the St. Charles County Department of Public Health provides a wide range of services that enhance the well-being of the community. To learn how the department assists this region or to find out about volunteer opportunities with any of the divisions, visit www.sccmo.org/PublicHealth or call 636-949-7400.


2017 Winner Collage



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