The Westfield Board of Health (the Board) held a meeting on June 4, 2018.  

The Board held a hearing for a restaurant that was subject to three consecutive Conditionally Satisfactory ratings. The Westfield Regional Health Department (the Department) representative presented the findings that caused the ratings. The restaurant ownership, who also manage the restaurant, presented their efforts to address the deficiencies and the measures they would take to ensure compliance with the sanitary code. The Board established conditions, to be enforced by the Department, to encourage the restaurant ownership to comply.

The Board reviewed the Department reports for May 2018. Forty-five inspections were conducted. Forty-one of the inspections resulted in satisfactory ratings, two inspections did not involve ratings changes, two inspections resulted in conditional ratings. The conditional ratings require that the food establishments make corrections to deficient conditions and prior to a mandatory reinspection.

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The Public Health Nursing Reports for May included the schedule of health screening events from Overlook Hospital including glucose and blood pressure screenings on the following Mondays from 10 am to 1 pm: July 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30; August 6, 13, 20, and 27. These screenings will be held at the Overlook Downtown Center located at 357 Springfield Avenue Summit, New Jersey. Each of these screenings requires pre-registration and there is no fee. Call 1-800-247-9580 to register.

Information on the Health Department’s activities, including Child Health Clinics and Vaccines for Adults, and other programs and activities can be found on the Westfield Regional Health Department website at www.westfieldnj.gov/health.

The next meeting of the Westfield Board of Health will be on Monday, August 6 at 5:30 p.m. in the Westfield Municipal Building; the public is invited to attend.

Respectfully Submitted,

Thomas K. O’Neill, President

Westfield Board of Health