Environmental Health staff inspects food establishments, food carts, food trucks, public swimming pools, tattoo establishments, nursing homes and day care centers.
The health department regulates any establishment that prepares or serves food or drink as well as establishments that prepare and sell meat and poultry.
A food establishment’s inspection score is to be placed in a prominent place in the facility.
Click on health department’s webpage and click on “Restaurant Grades”.
SERVSAFE is one of several food safety training programs offered to food industry workers. The SERVSAFE course highlights and explains safe food handling practices, such as instruction on storing, preparing and serving food safely. Other topics discussed include food-borne illness risk factors, proper methods of cleaning and sanitizing and personal hygiene requirements.
Food establishments are assigned a risk category based on the type of food and the amount of preparation conducted there. Some establishments will be inspected quarterly while others will only be inspected twice or three times a year. Establishments with more complex menus and preparation procedures have a higher risk and, therefore, require more frequent inspections.
Contact the Environmental Health office at 704-986-3675. You will need to provide details about the complaint, so the Environmental Health staff can conduct a thorough investigation. If you believe you became ill from eating at a restaurant, you will need to provide details on the symptoms and when these symptoms started.
Call the Environmental Health office at 704-986-3675. Be prepared to give details on the complaint.
Call the Environmental Health office at 704-986-3675. You will be asked questions such as when and how long the failure has been occurring, water use habits, etc. A permit to repair the septic tank system must be issued before any work can be done.
Environmental Health staff inspects and permits each of the public pools at the beginning of the swimming season. They are inspected again at least once during the swimming season.
Lead paint test kits can be purchased at many local building supply stores. The health department can conduct a lead investigation if a child under the age of six (6) has an elevated blood lead level.
Call Environmental Health at 704-986-3675 to request this service.