Wayne County Health Department Food Program
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The Wayne County Health Department (WCHD) is responsible for licensing and inspecting food operations in accordance to Ohio Revised Code Chapter 3717 including Food Service Operations (FSO) (restaurants, bars, daycare centers, hospitals, nursing homes, etc); Retail Food Establishments (RFE) (grocery stores, convenience stores, gas stations); Mobile Food Service Operations and Mobile Retail Food Establishments (fairs/festival trailers); Temporary Food Service Operations; and Vending Machine Locations (coffee, sandwiches, ice cream). FSO and RFE Application are renewed each year by February 28, 2013.
Inspection frequency, plan review fees, and license fees are based on the Risk Level Classification. For new or remodeled operations, plans must be submitted to the Wayne County Health Department for approval prior to construction.
Level One Certification in food protection is required for a Person-in-Charge per shift for all operations licensed after March 1, 2010; operations implicated in a foodborne illness outbreak; and all Persons-in-Charge for operations with documented history of failure to maintain sanitaryconditions.
Cottage Food Operations that prepare home baked goods that do not require refrigeration are exempt from licensing provided the baked goods are properly labeled. For baked goods that require refrigeration, contact the Ohio Department of Agriculture at (800)-282-1955 to obtain a Home Bakery License. A temporary license may be required to sell products at events such as craft shows, fairs, festivals, etc.
For important food safety handouts, check out this page: Food Safety Handouts.
OHIO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH FOOD SAFETY WEBSITE HERE
OHIO DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FOOD SAFETY WEBSITE HERE
By clicking the links below, you may access some of our more frequently-requested documents.