How Safe are Public Swimming Pools?

MEDFORD, Ore. – Seasonal and year-round pools are getting ready for the rush of summer swimmers. But the great fun of a pool comes with great responsibility. “We’ve learned in the past that sometimes the littlest mistake can make a big impact on the pool,” said Heather Webb, Pool Manager at America’s Best Kids. America’s … Continue reading »

Inside County Food Inspections

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. – From restaurants, to food trucks, to hotel breakfasts, there isn’t a single meal served in a public place that escapes the purview of county health inspectors. Restaurant inspections are the biggest part of what Jackson County Environmental Public Health does. A tiny amount of viral particles, spread from fecal matter into … Continue reading »

Inside Health Inspections, Part 1

MEDFORD, Ore – It’s inspection time for a popular Medford restaurant. Over the next half hour the inspector walks unannounced and unimpeded, clipboard in hand, through every nook and cranny of the kitchen. Every date will be checked, every cook greeted, and every food item examined. The restaurant inspection is one small part of what … Continue reading »