Restaurants & Grocery Stores

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Food Protection & Public Safety Unit


Stephanie DeGenaro 



Restaurants & Grocery Stores

The Delaware General Health District Board of Health has made protecting the safety of our food supply one of their top priorities. The goal is to not only ensure that licensed facilities, such as restaurants and grocery stores, are operating in compliance with Ohio’s Uniform Food Safety Code, but also to reduce the number of citizens affected by food borne illnesses.

Along with routine inspections that monitor compliance of licensed facilities, the Registered Sanitarians in the Food Protection and Public Safety Unit take every opportunity to educate both food handlers and the general public. This educational approach helps food service workers understand the potential consequences of unsafe food handling practices and results in a high level of compliance with established regulations. We offer several formal educational classes throughout the year, including our half day Person In Charge class and the longer, two day Manager’s Certification class called ServSafe. You can find out more about upcoming classes by calling any member of the Food Protection Staff at 740-368-1700. In addition to those formal classes, staff is available for presentations and handwashing demonstrations to schools or local organizations as well as in-house training for specific facilities.

Information is also provided to the general public at community events such as the Delaware County Fair and Farmer's Markets. Look for our mascot, the big green germ, BAC! in your neighborhood!

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