Yavapai County Food Safety Industry Council Mission Statement
The Yavapai County Food Safety Industry Council (FSIC) was established through a partnership of the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension and the Environmental Health Unit of the Yavapai County Community Health Services (YCCHS). The Council is an advisory board of the County Board of Supervisors (BOS). There are 13 members appointed to the Food Safety Industry Council. Members include two industry representatives appointed from each of the five Board of Supervisors Districts and 3 consumer members at-large. Ex-officio members include The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, who represent academia and provide on-going research and education in the field of food safety and the Yavapai County Environmental Health Program which represents regulatory.
The purpose of the Yavapai County Food Safety Industry Council is to identify and address food safety issues in Yavapai County.
The FSIC serves in an advisory capacity to the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension and the Environmental Health Program of the Yavapai County Community Health Services (YCCHS).
1. Identify food safety education needs of the food service industry and recommend educational programs..
2. Assess current food safety education program offerings and county impacts.
3. Review existing and proposed food policies in the Yavapai County Health Code and make recommendations to the YCCHS, Environmental Health Unit.
4. Assist as a communication bridge between YCCHS and the food service industry.
5. Provide input through YCCHS and the UA on national, state, and local food safety initiatives.
6. Provide input on content and quality of the Food Safety Newsletter.
7. Promote and maximize food safety.
Meetings are held 6 times per year, on the 2nd Monday of every other month. All meetings are open to the public and are subject to the open meeting law. The January, March, July and September meetings are held via teleconference and can be attended at any one of the three health department locations in Prescott, Prescott Valley or Cottonwood. The May and November meetings are face-to-face; see below schedule for locations once they are confirmed.
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Click here for FSIC Meeting Minutes and Agendas.
Board of Supervisors, District 1
Dean Herbert, Deano's Sweet Potato Cafe
Board of Supervisors, District 2
Donna Humbarger, 50s Backseat Diner
John McReynolds, Babe’s Roundup
Board of Supervisors, District 3
Elaine Bremner, Verde Valley Senior Center
Patti Marrs, Verde Valley School
Board of Supervisors, District 4
Randy Bonneville, Bonn-fire, Randall's
Jeanne Briggs, YRMC
Board of Supervisors, District 5
Timothy Lacey, Cracker Barrel
Juan Perez, Puerto Vallarta
Consumers-At Large Members