El Paso County retail food establishments are eligible for recognition if the establishment receives no critical violations on their report in the course of two regular annual inspections. Critical violations are those which, if not corrected, may lead to foodborne illness. In 2013 there were 82 more recipients than in 2012. A list of those restaurants recognized by the Board of Health for Excellence in Food Safety during 2013 is available here.
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About El Paso County Public Health
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Our mission is to promote and protect public health and environmental quality in the community through people, prevention and partnerships. El Paso County Public Health is based in Colorado Springs, Colorado and serves the estimated 622,263 residents of El Paso County and visitors. El Paso County includes the cities and towns of Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, Calhan, Fountain, Green Mountain Falls, Monument, Palmer Lake and Ramah. The median age of El Paso County residents, according to the 2010 Census Bureau, was 34. Seventy-two percent of residents are white, 15 percent are Hispanic, 5.8 percent are black, and 7.3 percent are other race and ethnicities.