Permit fee set at $10

The Barbour County Board of Health is announcing that effective July 1, the cost for a food worker’s permit card will be $10.

Food Worker’s Permit Schools are offered at least once per month by Sanitarian Laura Stackpole. Classes will be offered Thursday and July 15 at The Market Place (former IGA Building), Main Street, Philippi.

Classes will also be offered on July 1 at the Shiloh Church in Kasson and Aug. 19 at the Barbour County Fairgrounds.

All persons planning to operate a “temporary food stand” need to complete an application, and anyone working in the “temporary food stand” must have attended an approved Food Service Worker’s Permit School and have a valid Food Service Worker’s Permit.

The application includes a checklist to aid workers in making sure food is prepared safely. The purpose of this policy is to help prevent a food-borne outbreak.

For questions, applications, or additional information, persons may contact Stackpole at the Barbour County Health Department at 304-457-1670.