Hernando County Detention Center Kitchen Passes Health Department Food Service Inspection with Zero Violations

Date: November 2, 2021
Sheriff Al Nienhuis is pleased to report that with continued diligence and commitment to maintain the highest standards in food service and preparation, the kitchen at the Hernando County Detention Center passed inspection on 11-01-21.
The inspection was done on the spot without any prior notice.
Inspectors checked 57 specific categories, including: Employee Health, Good Hygienic Practices, Approved Procedures, Protection from Contamination, Proper Use of Utensils, and Food Temperature Control.
Zero violations were noted during the unannounced inspection. The unannounced inspections occur three times per year. The previous inspection was completed on 06-11-21, which also found zero violations.
The Office of Sheriff:
The Office of the Sheriff is established by the Florida Constitution. As a constitutional officer, the Sheriff has the exclusive authority to administer his or her agency and is responsible for preserving the peace throughout the entire county, carrying out the laws of the state, the orders of Florida courts, and the ordinances of the Board of County Commissioners. The Sheriff is the chief law enforcement and correctional officer of the county.
Sheriff Al Nienhuis was initially appointed as the Sheriff of Hernando County by the Governor in January of 2011. He was then elected by the people of Hernando County in 2012, ran unopposed in 2016, and was re-elected in 2020. Sheriff Nienhuis remains accountable to the people of Hernando County.

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