Kiwanis hears Restaurant Health Inspection program CORRECTION


The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro held its weekly meeting, Tuesday night, March 21, at the Rustic Grille at 7 p.m. With President Tammy Allen presiding, there were 21 in attendance, including four guests: Kerri Ann Henry, Amanda Lambert, Dr. Joelle Romanchik-Cerpovicz and Ethan Mason. The sweet-cream pound cake baked by Petite Garrett was won by Bobby Seamans and the Domino's pizza donated by Domino's Pizza was won by Cayla Scarboro. The program for the evening was hosted by Karolina Cerpovicz. Since she could not be at the meeting, she enlisted Dr. Joelle Romanchik-Cerpovicz, Associate Professor in the Health Sciences and Kinesiology at Georgia Southern University, to introduce the program. Joelle introduced graduate students Kerri Ann Henry and Amanda Lambert, who presented a program about the Restaurant Health Inspection program of the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH). Henry and Lambert began with an example of a restaurant inspection and a video about poor health practices. The inspection program began as the Federal Meat Inspections Act, followed by the Pure Food Inspection Act. Since approximately 50% of food illnesses are from food served in restaurants, the inspection program makes sure food regulations are being followed. Reports must be posted 10 to 15 ft near the entrance of a restaurant and contain levels of compliance information and details of inspection problems. The DPH website has health inspection information to check about a restaurant you plan to use. You can visit the website at If you would like to become a member of the Kiwanis Club, please contact membership chair Jane Durden, or e-mail her at Also, if you would like more information about the club and the many community projects that they do each year, please visit the club website at or go to our Swainsboro Kiwanis Facebook page.