S.C. Food Grades App Wins State Award

Pictured above: DHEC GIS Section Manager Phil Weinbach accepted  the award on behalf of the team. He is pictured with DHEC Chief Information Officer Mi Sou Hood. 

The S.C. Information Technology Directors Association has recognized DHEC with the 2016 Innovation Award for the recently debuted S.C. Food Grades App.

Congratulations to our Bureaus of Environmental Health Services and Information Technology team members that made the project a success!food_grades

In June 2016, DHEC launched the new web application that provides the public with important information on retail food establishments including risk-based inspection scores and detailed reports of the findings. Detailed photos and inspection outcomes are now available for the public with the click of a few buttons.  This level of transparency allows S.C. citizens and visitors to make educated choices related to dining and food purchase options.

Less than 60 days after the launch the site had more than 25,000 visits

The project team included: Rick Caldwell,Sandra Craig, William Phillips, Dylan Murphy, and Mallori VanSyckel of the Bureau of Environmental Health Services; and Patty Mapes, Patrick Yusko, Wes Askew, Seth Church, Dax Patel, Stephen Bryant, Phil Weinbach, and Regina Crolley of the Bureau of Information Technology.

The team collectively decided to donate its cash prize to Camp Burnt Gin. Kudos to this group for exemplifying DHEC’s core values of inspiring innovation and promoting teamwork.

To learn more about S.C. Food Grades, visit www.scdhec.gov/foodgrades.

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