New Food Safety Code in Effect

by Stephanie Crosby Kentucky restaurants and food service providers have a new set of food safety regulations. The new code basically adopts federal standards that were approved in 2005, with a few changes. Kentucky Department for Public Health Food Safety Branch Manager Christine Atkinson says one of the changes includes lowering the required storage temperature […]

H1N1 Hotline Up And Running

Kentucky’s Department for Public Health opened a toll-free hotline Monday for people with questions about the H1N1 flu. The hotline was funded with federal dollars and will operate daily through December. It could operate longer based on public demand. Kentucky health commissioner William Hacker says priority groups will get doses from the first shipments of […]

Kentucky Releases Public Health Data

Results of a survey conducted by the state Department for Public Health paint a bleak picture of many Kentuckians’ physical well-being. Each year the department polls Kentuckians about their overall health and lifestyle habits.  Spokesperson Beth Fisher says in the latest survey, nearly a quarter of the state’s adults rate their health as fair or poor. […]