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For Immediate Release:
May 17, 2013
Media Contact:
Rosa Quiroz


Chairwoman Rebeca Sosa to present ordinance urging for frequent unannounced inspections and monitoring of establishments that provide food services for seniors

(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- Chairwoman Rebeca Sosa has sponsored an ordinance urging the Florida Department of Health, the Miami-Dade County Health Department, and the Florida Department of Elder Affairs to take necessary measures to ensure that establishments throughout Miami-Dade County that cook, prepare, and/or package food that is served to seniors, through adult nutrition service programs, are subject to frequent unannounced inspections and monitoring. The ordinance will be introduced during the Board of County Commissioners’ meeting on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. in the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center located at 10950 SW 211 Street in Cutler Bay. 

The ordinance will ensure that the services provided by these establishments are in accordance with Florida law, County ordinance, and minimum standards of hygiene. Chairwoman Sosa aims to continue protecting and promoting the health, safety, and general welfare of the elderly Miami-Dade County residents, many of which who rely on the adult nutrition service programs and are homebound, frail, or financially needy. 

For more information on ordinance #130943, please call Chairwoman Sosa’s office at 305-375-3634.

Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners
Commission meeting in South Miami-Dade
May 21, 2013, 8:30 a.m.
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 Street
Cutler Bay, Florida 33189