There has been some confusion about the Jackson County Health Department's Food Handler classes and the need for a food permit. Read the following information carefully.
There has been some confusion about the Jackson County Health Department's Food Handler classes and the need for a food permit.
Please read the following information carefully as it is meant to clarify and answer any questions for Jackson County residents regarding food handler cards/ food permits.
1. Food Handler classes have not been discontinued. Classes are scheduled for March.
2. Anyone who prepares food for the public, profit or nonprofit must have a food handler card.
3. Cards from other counties in West Virginia will be accepted at one-day events. However the health department will not accept food handler cards from other states or on-line classes.
4. Vendors can apply for a temporary food permit as long as it is at least seven days before the scheduled event. Permit costs depend on whether one is applying for a single or multiple events. No-profit organizations are not charged for food permits.
Information regarding the temporary food application or food handler classes can be found at www.jacksoncountyhealthdepartment.com, click on the environmental section tab. Vendors will need to download the application and checklist which is listed on the website.
Questions can be directed to the Environmental Section at 304-372-2634.
The Jackson County Health Department will begin food handler classes on Monday, March 3rd at the Ravenswood Senior Center. There will also be a food handlers meeting on the 24th at 1:30 PM. at the Sandyville Senior Center.