Food permit classes offered in Philippi

PHILIPPI — In preparation for the Barbour County Fair, the Barbour County Health Department staff will be offering Food Service Workers Permit Classes Aug. 1-2 at The Market Place, 107 S. Main St. in Philippi.

Registration on both evenings will begin at 5:15 p.m. All those persons whose paperwork is complete by 5:45 p.m. will be admitted to the 6 p.m. class, or until the class is full. Those who complete their paperwork after 5:45 p.m. will be admitted to the 6:45 p.m. class. The door will be locked at 6:30 p.m. each evening.

To save time, persons can download the registration forms from BCHD’s website www.barbourhealthwv.com or on BCHD’s Facebook page and bring them the night of class. Aug. 1 and Aug. 2 are the only evenings for classes prior to the Barbour County Fair. All those individuals who work in food stands at the fair must have a valid Food Service Worker Card.

Attendees will have the option of obtaining a state-wide card or a county card. Sanitarian Bill Nestor will conduct the classes.

For those unable to attend either of the classes, the BCHD staff will also give a Food Service Worker Test every morning from 9-10 a.m. If the person passes the test, he/she will receive a Barbour County Food Service Worker card. If the person passes, he/she can pay an additional fee to receive a State-Wide Card. The cards are valid for two years, as are the cards received at the class. Study guides are available at BCHD for pick-up or email. The guides can also be downloaded on the website www.barbourhealthwv.com .

If neither of the options work for residents, they are able to take the class online at the following site http://www.tapseries.com/4u/wvba/.

By attending the class in person, taking the test at BCHD or taking the class online, everyone has the opportunity to receive a valid Food Service Worker Card.

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