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The Williams County Health Department annually performs approximately 655 inspections at food service operations that prepare and serve meals, retail food establishments that sell food items from grocery stores and carry-outs, mobile food operations and temporary events.
Inspectors in Ohio must be Registered Sanitarians who meet the educational, work experience and testing requirements of the Ohio Sanitarian Registration Board. Williams County Health Department employs three full-time Sanitarians.
. A person who wishes to serve or sell food for a charge or required donation to the public is required by law to first obtain a license from their local health department. These licenses are issued following a facility review to ensure the design of the facility is in compliance with Ohio’s Food Safety Regulations. Each local health department in the state conducts routine inspections of each food facility in their jurisdiction. The purpose of these inspections is to determine if the facilities are operating in a safe and sanitary manner.
An inspection report may not be representative of the overall, long-term conditions within a facility. It is important to understand that inspection information provided here shows only the conditions of the facility at the time of the inspection. A single inspection report should not be used to evaluate the overall operation of an establishment. Looking at a facility’s inspection results over a period of time gives a more accurate picture of that facility’s commitment to compliance. It is also important to note that a violation at a facility which is part of a restaurant/grocery chain indicates a problem only at that particular location.