The Food Safety Program is designed to assist with the layout of the food operation, the equipment needed and the food preparation processes required to be able to serve safe food products to the community. The Health District licenses nearly 500 food operations in Logan County, including restaurants, bars, delis, grocery and convenience stores, vending machines, mobile food services, and food sold at fairs and festivals. Each year, our sanitarians conduct about 900 inspections of these food establishments to ensure the safety of Logan County’s food supply.
Temporary Food Service
Before you may sell food for a fee or “a required donation” (i.e. a posted price) to the public, you must first have your food service facility inspected and licensed by a Logan County Health District sanitarian to be certain that it complies with all applicable Ohio rules.
- Temporary Food Rules Fact Sheet
- Temporary Food Application
- Licensing Chart for the Sale of Home-Prepared Foods
- Cottage Food Operations
Facility Plan Review
Food establishments must submit facility plans for review and approval by our food safety staff prior to being licensed for operation.
- Basic Steps to Follow to Open a Food Facility
- What is required for a food facility plan review?
- Risk Classification Sheet
- Food Facility Plan Review Application
Food Operation Licensing
Call 937.651.6206 to obtain an application for your food service operation or retail food establishment, vending, mobile food or temporary food operation.
- Mobile Food Operations – Questions and Answers
- Food Rule Changes Letter – 2013
- Food Rule Updates 2-4-2016
- Temperature Guide for Food Management
- Norovirus Cleanup Guidance
- Norovirus Cleanup Procedures
- Norovirus Cleanup & Sickness Reporting Form
- Person-in-Charge (PIC) Responsibility Checklist
“Foodhandler” Person-in-charge (PIC, i.e. Manager) Certification in Food Protection
The ODH maintains a complete list of approved level one certification in food protection course providers. On-line courses in English, Spanish or Mandarin are available at the National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe Starters® program http://www.servsafe.com/starters/ for $15 or http://www.statefoodsafety.com for $12 or https://Rserving.com for $5.95.
To attend a Logan County Health District (LCHD) class, please complete the Course Application, remove and return the bottom portion with the applicable fee to the LCHD, c/o Timothy M. Smith (937-651-6212 or firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications must be received between one month and one week prior to the class date.
Course Providers for the “Manager” Food Certification class for all Level 3 and 4 licensed facilities.
- Ohio Food Safety Education Services 331 Crowley Rd., Columbus, OH 43207 Bobby Hoffman 614-558-3681 email@example.com
- Savor Safe Food Classes
- Gordon Food Service
- Union county health department – contact their office at 937-642-2053
- Auglaize County OSU Cooperative Extension office. For a local proctor to administer the ServSafe exam after completion of the class online or to renew certification contact Andrea Mead at OSU Extension (937-599-4227)
- Application for ODH Approval of Online Manager (Level Two) Food Safety Certification (ODH Reciprocity Form)
Report Food-Related Illness
Our staff investigates cases of foodborne illness by evaluating food histories from people, collecting samples for testing, and conducting inspections of suspected food facilities.
Information for Restaurants
Food service workers, managers and owners should consider all reports of possible foodborne illnesses as legitimate and notify the Logan County Health District immediately. Use the Foodborne Illness Reporting Guidelines for Restaurants form as a reference when gathering information related to a possible foodborne illness.
Information for Consumers
The Logan County Health District takes all citizen’s complaints regarding foodborne illness and food safety seriously. If you believe that you have become ill from something you ate we would like to know. Please call 937.651.6206 and report it to the Environmental Health Division of the Logan County Health District. You may also e-mail us at LCHD@loganhealth.org with foodborne illness complaints or concerns.
Click here to Find the latest Food Recalls at the Ohio Department of Health website.
Codes and Regulations:
- Retail Food Establishments & Food Service Operations 3717 Ohio Revised Code (licensing rules)
- Ohio Uniform Food Safety Code 3717-1 Ohio Administrative Code (food safety rules)
- Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Food Service Operation Rules 3701-21 Ohio Administrative Code (additional licensing rules)
- Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) Retail Food Establishment Rules 901:3-4 Ohio Administrative Code (additional licensing rules)
- Ohio Department of Agriculture Farm Market & Farmer’s Market Rules 901:3-6-01 Ohio Administrative Code (additional ODA food rules)