Each local health department in the state conducts routine inspections of each food facility in their jurisdiction. The purpose of these inspections is to determine if the facilities are operating in a safe and sanitary manner.
An inspection report may not be representative of the overall, long-term conditions within a facility. It is important to understand that the inspection information provided here shows only the conditions of the facility at the time of the inspection.
A single inspection report should not be used to evaluate the overall operation of an establishment. Looking at a facility’s inspection results over a period of time gives a more accurate picture of that facility’s commitment to compliance. It is also important to note that a violation at a facility that is part of a restaurant/grocery chain indicates a problem only at that particular location.
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Inspection frequency and license fees are based on the Risk Level Classification determined by the types of food preparation that take place, including reheating and hot holding.
If you see an unsafe practice in a licensed restaurant, store, or food booth, call the Wood County Health Department at 419-354-2702. You do not need to give your name. A sanitarian will follow up with an inspection.
Facility inspections are conducted one to four times per year, depending on the complexity of a facility’s menu and their potential risk of a foodborne illness. Inspection reports will become available throughout the year as inspections are conducted per the frequency requirements.
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The purpose of this distinction is to award those facilities who are dedicated to excellent sanitation and food safety knowledge. This award will be offered on an annual basis, and recipients will receive a certificate of excellence, recognition from the Wood County Combined General Health Department, and may also receive local media coverage.
Applying for the Clean Plate Award is voluntary and completing the application is the responsibility of the licensee. If you think your facility qualifies for the Clean Plate Award, fill out the application and return it to WCHD Environmental Health Department by April 3, 2023.
To qualify for the Clean Plate Award, the following criteria must be met by your facility: