Environmental Public Health

Environmental Public Health

One of the most important public health concerns is “Environmental Public Health.” Environmental Health strives to prevent illness, injury and death related to environmental causes. Wright County Health Department provides environmental public health services in Wright County by a trained Environmental Public Health Specialist.  Services and inspections are provided in accordance with the Wright County Food Code Ordinance, the Missouri Food Code and Missouri state laws and regulations.

Responsibilities

Food sanitation & protection and inspection (Restaurant/Food Establishments); Sewage Treatment Complaint/Inspection; Solid Waste Disposal; Daycare Licensing Inspection; Lodging Sanitation; Institutional Sanitation; Community Environmental Sanitation; Water Supply Evaluation (Well Testing); General Vector Control; Occupational Health; Consumer Product Safety; Fire Safety (Lodging); Risk Assessment; Building Related Illnesses; and Epidemiological Investigation.

Recalls

For information on the most current recalls, please click on the following links:

Temporary Food Permits

TEMPORARY FOOD PERMITS (CLICK HERE)

Onsite Waste Water Permits

SEPTIC PERMITS (CLICK HERE)

Farmer’s Markets Information

Guidelines for Food Operations at Farmer’s Market

Safe Preparation of Jams, Jellies, Honey and Baked Goods

For more information contact:

Jeff Ward, Environmental Public Health Specialist

Phone: 417-741-7791 ext. 7

Email: [email protected]

MORE HELPFUL INFORMATION

  • Bed Bugs
  • Food Handlers Classes
  • Inspections
  • Mold
  • Rabies
  • Septic Systems & Permitting
  • Water Testing

CONSTRUCTION GUIDELINES FOR NEW FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS

  • Hand washing Facilities
  • Equipment and Utensils
  • Equipment on Tables / Counters
  • Floor-Mounted Equipment
  • Floor & Wall Junctures
  • Indirect Connections of Drain Lines From Equipment
  • Walk-In Refrigerator
  • Drain Lines From Equipment
  • Frozen Desserts – Storage of Dispensing Scoops & Dippers
  • Floors
  • Floor Drains
  • Exterior Areas Where Food Is Served
  • Walls & Ceilings
  • Wall Cover Materials
  • Toilet Facilities
  • Building Penetrations (through walls, floors, ceilings, etc.)
  • Openings to Outer Air
  • Refrigerator Thermometers
  • Ice Storage Containers
  • Single Service Articles
  • Dish washing Machine Thermometer
  • Dish washing Machine
  • Three-Compartment Sink
  • Dish Tables & Board Drains
  • Sinks, Dish Tables, & Drain Boards
  • Lighting
  • Storage of Employees Belongings
  • All Construction not Specifically Mentioned Above

For more information please go to the Missouri Food Code. CLICK HERE