The recipient of the Jefferson County Department of Health and Environment’s 2006 Leader in Food Safety Award is Hokes Barbecue, located at 9134 W. 88th Ave.. The Leader in Food Safety Award is designed to recognize restaurants and other food service establishments in Jefferson County for their exemplary food safety practices.

"Food establishments that consistently demonstrate a commitment to safe food handling and preparation are essential to our goal of reducing the incidence of food-borne illness. We want to thank the staff and the management of these establishments for their prevention efforts." said Dave Hooker, consumer protection supervisor. The Leader in Food Safety award is presented each year in September during National Food Safety Education Month.

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