UCHD, Protecting Your Health.

 

Food

The Food Division of the Union County Health Department inspects restaurants, school cafeterias, grocery stores, mobile food units, and temporary food units.  If you have questions about a facility or would like to open your own facility, please call the Health Department at (937) 642-2053.

 September is National Food Safety Month

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      The Union County Health Department is joining forces with the National Restaurant Association as well as the Ad Council and the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, in partnership with the FDA and CDC to increase awareness of food safety in both food service establishments and homes in Union County. Each year, 1 in 6 Americans or gets sick by consuming contaminated foods or beverages with the majority of illnesses being preventable.  Foodborne illnesses can cause flu-like symptoms to hospitalization or even death. Here at UCHD we work hard to prevent and respond to food safety issues

 

        Our goal is to work together with you, the food operators, to decrease the rate of foodborne illness and the number of foodborne outbreaks in our backyard. We hope you join us by reinforcing safe food handling practices and procedures with your staff as well as taking advantage of the many educational opportunities available to you this month and throughout the year.

 

Remember food safety is about working together to keep everyone healthy and happy. We at UCHD want to collaborate and work with managers and operators for better results. ‘Cause no one wants foodborne bacteria as a dinner guest!  

 

 

*Food Safety Honor Roll check here for information on our new program encouraging/rewarding establishments that practice food safety and train employees in safe food handling and procedures.

 

*Need a license? Check here for information on how to apply and what is needed.

 

*Want to know what the rules are? Follow this link to find out along with other resources for food operators. 

 

 

 

Food Safety Classes- A classroom based education to teach those that work in the food service industry.  Several classes are available for both general food workers as well as those in management. For more information, click Food Safety Classes in the right-hand column..

In-Home/Cottage Foods - Home baked goods fall into these categories.  If you want to start a home-based bakery, click on the In-Home/Cottage Foods link in the right-hand column.

Restaurants/Retail Food Establishments - Restaurants are locations where food is served and consumed on the premise.  Retail Food Establishments are facilities where the food is purchased but then consumed off premise, such as a grocery store.  For more information about either, click on the Restaurant/Retail Establishment link in the right-hand column.

Mobile Food - The food trucks at fairs, festivals and other events are a mobile food unit.  They must follow the same rules as restaurants.  For more information about Mobile Food, click the link in the right-hand column.

Temporary Food - A concession unit that sells food on a temporary basis (no longer than 5 days).  This type of license is usually given to weekend and fundraising events in which hot or cold foods are served.  For more information, click Temporary Food in the right-hand column.

To view the latest inspection from Union County restaurants, click here.

To view the latest food recalls, visit the Ohio Department of Health webpage or the Ohio Department of Agriculture webpage.

Experienced a power outage or water interuption?
Take a moment to review the fact sheets and make sure you are still complying with the food regulations. 

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