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Alexandria Food Safety Advisory Council

 

   

 

 


About Us

What is the Alexandria Food Safety Advisory Council?

The Alexandria Food Safety Advisory Council is a group of volunteers that strive to advance food safety and to improve communications between the Health Department, the restaurant industry, and consumers in the City of Alexandria.

Who is on the council?

The council's current members include local restaurant owners and operators, public health professionals, national / regional quality assurance officers (from locally operating restaurant chains), and several individuals from a myriad of other food safety and restauant interest groups.

  • Industry Group / Associations
    Jennifer Lehman, Restaurant Assoc. of Metro Washington
  • Local Restaurants, Caterers, and Groceries
    Susan Grandgeorge, Owner, Joe Theisman’s Restaurant
    Nora Partlow, Owner, St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub
    Wendy Albert, Tempo Restaurant
    Cathal Armstrong, Restaurant Eve
    Serdar Basegmez, Red Poppy Catering
  • National / Regional Restaurant Chain
    Regina Poteet, Regional QA Manager, Starbucks
    Sylvie Porphire, Director of QA, Cuisine Solutions
  • Hotel
    Taurus Phillips, Director, Food & Beverage, Hilton Hotel (1767 King St.)
  • Hospital / Nursing Home Food Service
    Randell Lee Whetzel, Director of Production & Catering, Sodexho (Inova Hospital)
    Lynn Bennett, Asst. Dir. of Nursing, The Fountains
  • Consumers
    Sarah Klein, Staff Attorney, Center for Science in the Public Interest
    Cynthia Staats, Safe Tables Our Priority (STOP)
  • Academia
    Charlene Douglas – George Mason Univ., School of Nursing
    Heather Jones, Home Economist, Cooperative Extension Service
  • City of Alexandria Agencies
    Becky Bays, Director Food & Nutrition Services, Alexandria City Public Schools
    June Oden, Food & Nutrition Services, Alexandria City Public Schools
    Stiles Peabody, Recycling Coordinator, City of Alexandria
  • Food Safety Consulting / Publishing
    Declan Conroy, Publisher, Setanta Publishing
    Victoria Griffith, Griffith Safety Group
    Paul Magnant, Capitol Chef (FS Consulting)
  • Public Health Agencies
    Bob Custard, Environmental Health Manager, Alexandria Health Department 
    Rachel Stradling, Environmental Health Supervisor, Alexandria Health Department
    Michele Howard, Environmental Health Technical Specialist, Alexandria Health Department
    Erin May, Environmental Health Specialist, Sr., Alexandria Health Department
    Lisa Guli, Epidemiologist, Alexandria Health Department
    Denise Stockwell, Regional Epidemologist, Virginia Department of Health

Want to Join?

If you would like to volunteer to serve on Alexandria’s Food Safety Advisory Council, please contact Bob Custard, Environmental Health Manger at 703.746.4970.

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Initiatives

Current Initiatives

Continuing or Past Initiatives

  • Thanksgiving Guidance

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Meetings

All Alexandria Food Safety Advisory Council meetings usually take place on Mondays at the Alexandria Health
Department Building (4480 King Street) between 2:15 PM—3:45 PM.

 

Calendar  Meeting Date  Agendas  Minutes  Other Documents 

 

Jan. 25, 2011

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Mar. 21, 2011

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May 2011

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Oct. 17, 2011

(.pdf) 

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Attachments 

 

Dec 12, 2012

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Aug 4, 2014

 
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Oct. 6, 2014

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Dec. 8, 2014

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Links

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4480 King Street
Alexandria, VA, 22302
703.746.4996
Fax: 703.746.4938
E-mail 

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed Thursday Mornings