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 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 .

If neither of the options work for residents, they are able to take the class online at the following site

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.