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 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.
Please arrive 15 minutes early for class. 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.
Jasper – 2:00 PM
March 22, 2017
April 26, 2017
May 24, 2017
June 21, 2017
July 19, 2017
August 23, 2017
September 20, 2017
October 18, 2017
November 15, 2017
Newton – 9:00 AM
April 6, 2017
June 8, 2017
August 3, 2017
October 5, 2017
Kirbyville – 9:00 AM
May 4, 2017
July 6, 2017
September 7, 2017
November 2, 2017