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Mondays 10:30am, Tuesdays 7:30pm and Thursdays 10:30am @ City/County Building,1st floor

FOOD HANDLERS CLASSES are for those working with foods and food service. The health department requires all food service workers to have a current food handler card, issued by the health department.

  • This course is required for all Ohio County employees that handle food and/or wash dishes.
  • The purpose of this course is to reduce food borne illness and teach sanitary food practices.
  • The course covers proper food handling practices that are required under the 2005 FDA Food Code.
  • Employees must obtain a valid food service worker card within thirty (30) days of hire.
  • A copy of this card must be kept at the place of employment.

PIC (Person In Charge) Trainings provide information necessary for all designated PIC as well as managers, owners and operators of restaurants and other facilities in Ohio County. This training will cover the 2005 FDA FoodCode.  Food service facilities are required to have a Person In Charge (PIC) at all times the establishment is open.

Food handler cards are accepted from thecounty health departments of Brooke, Hancock, Marshalland Wetzel/Tyler in West Virginia. Volunteer food service worker’s permit cards are issued at no cost to individuals working in volunteer settings. These individuals receive no pay and the cards can not be used in a paid food service setting.

Online Food Handler Programs.TheWheeling-Ohio County Health Department has partnered with www.statefoodsafety.com and www.TAPSeries.com to offer online food service worker classes for purchase. Individuals, whose schedules do not allow them to attend our in-person classes, should do one of these as an alternative.

Registration and a $10.00fee must be paid prior to the day of the class. Classes are held at the City/County Building,1st floor.  Pre-registration is required for the class. Call (304)234-3682 for more information.

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