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2019 Gold Ribbon Awards

More than 100 food service establishments are being recognized this month by the Galveston County Health District (GCHD) as winners of the 2019 Gold Ribbon Award.

“We want to congratulate these food service establishments that qualified for and won a Gold Ribbon Award,” said Martin Entringer, GCHD consumer health services manager. “While most establishments generally comply with the rules, Gold Ribbon Award winners go above and beyond with compliance.”

Although this year marks the 23rd year the Gold Ribbon Awards have been presented, this was the second year awards were distributed based on new qualifications that included recognition by the type of establishment. Each year, GCHD recognizes food service establishments that show exemplary compliance with the Texas Food Establishment Rules.

Establishments with scores in the top 5 percent in categories including restaurants, bars, convenience stores, schools and mobile units were eligible for awards. Gold Ribbon Award winners also met the following criteria during the previous calendar year:

  • Must have no item 1-6 priority violations
  • Must not have any confirmed consumer complaints
  • Must have no voluntary or forced establishment closures due to inspection findings
  • Must have no court complaints filed
  • Must have no pre-enforcement meetings held
  • Must pay applicable permit fees on time
  • Must have operated the entire year in review

The following 101 establishments earned 2019 Gold Ribbon Awards:

Clear Lake Shores: Okie’s

Dickinson: Walgreens No. 07178; CVS/ Pharmacy No. 6248; Target T-2320 (Grocery); Hillman’s Seafood, Inc.; Walgreens No. 09165; Bay Area Recovery Center No. 3; Bay Area Recovery Center No. 4; Bay Area Recovery Center No. 2; Bay Area Recovery Center No. 1; Allen’s Creole; McDonald’s; Kid City No. 2; First United Methodist Church; Beach Sno Cones; Dunbar Middle School; Barber Middle School; Walgreens No. 06089; and Family Dollar Stores of Texas No. 28455

Friendswood: Friendswood Lakes Market; Primrose School of Friendswood; Circle H Angus Ranch; Small Cakes A Cup Cakery and Creamery; Westwood Elementary School; and Zue Bales Intermediate School

Galveston: Starbucks Coffee No. 10412; RJ Meridian Care Center; Happy Coffee Shop; Marriott Courtyard; Island Food; JFE Sushi; Jolly Farms; East End Pre-School; Trinity Episcopal Beginning School; Albertine Yeager Children’s Home; Pennies Tex Mex Take Out; Snack N Go; Kroger No. 302; Galveston Island Tacos; Taqueria Flores; Texas Star Bakery; Old Moon Deli and Pie; Seven Sea’s Grocery; Dollar General Store No. 17596; and American Legion Post No. 20

Kemah: Dollar Tree No. 899; Tutti Fruitti Frozen Yogurt; Kemah Palms Recovery; and Eculent at Clear Creek Winery

La Marque: Gulf Greyhound Park (Bar); Mama Frances Soul Kitchen; Dillian’s Sweet Treats; Snow King; and Sam’s Club No. 8190

League City: HEB No. 028 (Grocery); CVS/ Pharmacy No. 5519; Walker 1114, LLC; Chaboba; CVS/ Pharmacy No. 5971; CVS/ Pharmacy No. 7821; Chuck’s Sports Bar; Smoothie King No. 1099; Beef Jerky Outlet; Fit 4 U Nutrition; Wal-Mart Supercenter No. 5388 (Grocery/ Produce); Kroger No. SW144; McDonald’s No. 08233; Kolache Bakery; Ludwig’s Catering; Tokoyo Gardens Catering, LLC; The Learning Experience; Kandiland Day School; League City 49ers; Christus Victor Children’s School; Wendy’s No. 54; Fiona Bakery, Inc.; Pizza Hut 27141; The Shiver Shack No. 2; Bay Area Christian School; The Cottages at Clear Lake; Zoyo Neighborhood Yogurt; Dickinson ISD Lobit Education Village; O’Brians Ice House; and Wal-Mart No. 4618

San Leon: Railean Distillers and Importers, LLC

Santa Fe: Childworks; Arlan’s Market No. 9; and Domino’s Pizza No. 6562

Texas City: Walgreens No. 10583; Quality Inn and Suites; Altitude Trampoline; Hey Mikey’s Ice Cream; HEB Grocery No. 662; The Society of St. Vincent de Paul; Susan’s Market; and College of the Mainland Child Development Lab

Mobile units: Coon Azz New Orleans Style Treats and Eats, Kona Ice of North Brazoria County and Schwans Home Service No. 19018 (all of Alvin); Refill Station (Conroe); and Kona Ice Galveston Bay Area No. 1 (Missouri City)

GCHD sanitarians routinely inspect more than 1,800 retail food stores, mobile food units and roadside vendors in the county for compliance with safety regulations. 

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