KSC Sanitation & Public Health


Food Safety Inspection Reports

Our foremost health inspection is the Food Establishment Inspection Report, which is conducted either monthly or quarterly depending on the establishment. Results of the food safety health inspection are available upon request from either this program office or from the kitchen manager at the location of interest.

Our FDA Certified Food Safety Inspectors inspect and monitor the KSC food concessionaires to ensure they comply with the 2013 FDA Food Code, NPR 1800.1C, and the KNPR 1870.1, Rev.B. The policy of the SPHP is to provide consultation and assistance to the KSC Food Concessionaires to facilitate their sustained compliance with the aforementioned standards and assure the KSC community those requirements are being followed.

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Definitions to understand when reading a KSC "food safety inspection report":

  1. Risk Factors (Critical violations) are violations that occur within food preparation processes; they also include employee behaviors. The U.S. CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) reports “risk factor violations” as the most common contributing factors associated in foodborne illness outbreaks. Risk factor violations include food from unsafe sources, improper holding temperatures, inadequate cooking, contaminated equipment, food handlers who are ill, etc.
  2. Good Retail Practices (Noncritical violations) are violations that occur within the supporting systems; they control basic operational and sanitary conditions. Good retail practice violations include poor housekeeping or maintenance, poorly maintained equipment, improper storage practices, inadequate pest control, etc. If physical conditions are not maintained, external hazards may be inadvertently introduced into the food item. Good retail practice violations may be considered critical or non-critical in nature.
Below you will find a list of food service establishments routinely evaluated by certified Food Safety personnel:
Complaints are taken seriously and are responded to promptly. Please report any concerns, requests, or suggestions to the contact information on this website.

    Inspected Monthly

  • Division of Blind Services (DBS) Snack Bars:
    • Pistachio's at OSB I
    • Aruna's Snack Bar at SSPF
  • Delaware North Corporations Park & Resorts (DNCPR) at the KSC Visitor's Complex:
    • Central Receiving Commissary
    • ESE / Debus Catering
    • Rocket Garden Cafe
    • Orbit Cafe
    • Crew Members Cafe
    • Rocket Fuel Truck
    • G-Force Grille
    • LC-39 Observation Gantry
    • Milkyway Ice Cream Parlor
    • Countdown Cafe
    • Saturn V Moonrock Cafe
    • IMAX Kiosk
  • JJW Holding Southeast, LLC
    • Sonny's BBQ at O&C
    • Eight's Burgers & Dogs at HQ
    • Sonny's BBQ Express at MFF
    • Sonny's BBQ Mobile Food Truck
    • Subway: at MFF  |  at HQ
    • Blue Sky Catering at Central Processing Kitchen (CPK)
  • NASA KSC Exchange, offering JJW/Blue Sky Catering grab-n-go salads, sandwiches & wraps
    • NASA Exchange Store - OSBII
    • NASA Exchange Store - SSPF
    • NASA Exchange Store - O&C

**Food Safety Inspection Reports can be obtained by contacting Messrs. Pilkenton or Schneider or via the on duty Food Manager; concurrently, complaints or concerns can be submitted through this program office (NASA: Stephen Pilkenton, (321) 867-4662, or IMSS: Garry Schneider, (321) 867-3653).