Newsroom Cox Monett Food and Nutrition Services team earns Silver Spoon award Posted by Janell Patton on Jan. 24, 2019 Cox Monett Food and Nutrition Services Department has been awarded a Silver Spoon award by the Barry County Health Department. In 2018, 179 food establishments were inspected, and of those only 25 received the coveted award.The awards are presented to food establishments in Barry County that did not have any priority or core health violations and had a valid permit between January 1 and December 31, 2018"Achieving a Silver Spoon award is a level of recognition that all of us in the food service industry strive for," said Jason Bauer, system director for Food and Nutrition Services at CoxHealth. "Our team at Cox Monett excels at the rigorous requirements for food safety—we plan to display this award proudly." This is the tenth year that the health department has recognized establishments for demonstrating excellence in public food safety through the Silver Spoon award. The frequency of inspection of each food establishment is determined by public health priority, which is calculated by a risk assessment worksheet. Establishments are rated as high, medium, or low priority.Cox Monett, rated as high priority, was inspected at a minimum of three times in 2018.