Environmental

Statewide Food Service Worker Permit Cards

The Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department is now offering Statewide Food Service Worker Permit Card after completing the Food Handler Class at the Senior Center or the online course at www.tapseries.com.  Those completing the online course will need to bring in their certificate of completion, to obtain the statewide card.  There is an additional $10.00 fee to obtain the Statewide Food Handler Card.  Food handler training is the first Monday of each month at the Upshur County Senior Center at 1:00 pm.  If the first Monday is a holiday, contact the Health Department at (304)472-2810 to find out when the next Food Handler class is scheduled.  There is a $10.00 registration fee.  The Health Department also is offering the Food Handlers Test, Monday – Friday from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm at the Health Department for a $10.00 registration fee.  You can stop by the Health Department and get a copy of the study guide.

Advice to Consumers Per US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, April 26, 2018

  • Do not eat or buy romaine lettuce unless you can confirm it is not from the Yuma, Arizona, growing region.
  • Product labels often do not identify growing regions: so, do not eat or buy it if you are uncertain about where it was grown.
  • This advice includes whole heads and hearts of romaine, chopped romaine, and salads and salad mixes containing romaine lettuce.  if you do not know if the lettuce in a salad mix is romaine, do not eat it.
  • For more information please refer to www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2018/o157h7-04-18/advice-consumers.html