Food establishments that sell or serve food to the public must get a permit and be inspected by the Summit County Health Department.
A Food Handlers Card is required to work in a food service establishment. An opportunity to obtain a food handlers card is provided through classroom instruction and testing on safe food handling procedures.
If you are planning to open your own Food Service Establishment there are applications and information you will need.
Temporary Mass Gatherings are those where a large number of people (more that 500) are expected for an event. Whether or not there will be food served at the event, the Application for Mass Gathering must be filled out.
Various bacteria and viruses can cause illness. These disease-causing organisms can be spread when proper food handling procedures are not followed.