Protecting our community from the transmission of disease from food. The department provides county/local licensing, inspection and education to food service operations and retail food establishments in Richland County. The Board of Health, with the help of the Food Safety Program, enforces food safety rules and laws which are set forth by the Ohio Revised Code and Ohio Administrative Code.
Licensing and Inspections
The food safety program at Richland Public Health licenses and routinely inspects food service operations, temporary and mobile food services, vending locations and retail food establishments to ensure public safety. When a health code violation is observed, education regarding the issue is provided to the operator and corrective measures are provided. Thanks to an ongoing working relationship between Richland Public Health’s Registered Sanitarians and the food service operators in Richland County, our community is protected against foodborne illnesses resulting from improper food preparation, handling, and storage as defined by the health code.
Food Service Documents
Uniform Food Safety Code
Ohio Uniform Food Safety Code Chapter 3717-1 Ohio Administrative Code
Food Plan Review Documents
Food Service Applications
Water System Sample Request
Food Safety Documents
Certification Training Courses
Safe Minimum Cooking Temperatures
Use this chart and a food thermometer to ensure that meat, poultry, seafood, and other cooked foods reach a safe minimum internal temperature: http://www.foodsafety.gov/keep/charts/mintemp.html
Here’s a really good website that covers the latest on cooking food to the right temperature: https://www.chefstemp.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-meat-temperatures/
FOOD RECALLS: Periodically, Richland Public Health will post food recall announcements when the recall affects Richland County food items or grocery stores, is an Ohio or national recall, or involves a foodborne illness outbreak.
For food recalls that are active, we suggest the following link to the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Services (FSIS) recall site: USDA FSIS Current Food Recall site
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