Environmental and Consumer Health

Environmental and consumer health

The Environmental and Consumer Health program provides annual inspections of food service establishments located in Jasper and Newton counties.

Food service establishments include restaurants, fast food services (including stores with food they prepare and fountain drinks), bars, nursing homes, school cafeterias, day cares, any facility selling milk or milk products, any entity that provides food to residents or the public, etc.

Inspections include checking food safety temperatures of food, assuring staff washes hands and surfaces when preparing and serving food, personal cleanliness and proper attire while working, assuring hair restraints are being worn, and cleaning and sanitizing during storage of food.

After passing inspection, certificates are issued by JNCPHD to the food establishments and these should be displayed for public view.

Persons preparing and serving food and/or drinks are required to have annual food handler training offered by JNCPHD. After completion of the course, food handlers are issued a food handler card.

Investigates general sanitation complaints and permits septic system installs for Newton county.

 

Food Handlers Class

Jasper Newton County Public Health District is now offering state approved Servsafe food handlers classes. The first class will be held March 1, 2017 beginning at 2:00 P.M at the Jasper Newton County Public Health District located at 139 West Lamar St. Jasper, Tx 75951.

The class is approximately 2 1/2 hours long. You will have to register ahead of time to attend the class as seating and materials are limited. The cost of the class is $20 and upon completion of class and exam, certification will be good for 2 years.

To register for this class please contact Angela Berry at 409-384-3868 ext. 247.

I.D. will be required the day of the class and a valid e-mail address. If you do not have an e-mail address please let me know when you call to register.