Food Safety Program Information:
The Greene County Combined Health District is charged with the responsibility for licensing and inspecting food service operations and retail food establishments to ensure they are operating in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. These include grocery stores, restaurants, bars, delicatessens, convenience stores, pizza parlors, concession stands, vending machines, food mobile units, food sold at fairs and festivals, etc.
Foodborne Illness Investigations:
The Greene County Combined Health District takes all citizen complaints regarding foodborne illnesses and food safety seriously. Hospitals, Doctor’s offices, Laboratories and residents report food related diseases and Health Department staff monitor situations in order to determine if a foodborne outbreak has occurred. Investigations are conducted in order to determine the cause of illness in order to prevent future incidences.
Education and Enforcement:
Food handlers are educated on proper temperatures, storage and cleanliness. However, if needed, enforcement measures are taken to ensure the safety of the food being served or sold. When critical violations are found during regular inspections or complaint investigations, enforcement actions are often necessary.
Food Safety Resources:Food Safety Resources for regularly updated factsheets, posters and website links to more food safety information. The Food Safety Factsheet on the GCCHD Resources Section will be updated to have the word Factsheet in the title of the document.