Grant County, IN

Duties-Responsibilities in Food Division

Inspection of over 500 retail food outlets in Grant County includes the following:
  • Restaurants and Taverns
  • School cafeterias and Bakeries
  • Convenience stores and supermarkets
  • Mobile food units and bed and breakfasts
  • Non-profit organizations (operating more than 15 days a calendar year) or upon request
  • Over 20 fairs and festivals and over 135 food vendors
  • Plan review for proposed remodeling and or new construction of retail food outlets
Investigate and report for the following:
  • Food-borne illnesses
  • Complaints filed against food outlet or food products by consumers
  • Unrefrigerated trucks carrying potentially hazardous foods that require refrigeration w/ IN State Police
  • Relevant and necessary cases to Indiana State Department of Health
Consult and Educate for the following:
  • Food Safety and Sanitation at all retail food outlets
  • Farmer's Market, Open Air Market, and Home Based Vendors as needed
  • Provide or facilitate educational presentations to schools, organizations, and retail food establishment
  • Work with IN State Excise Police reference tobacco (Do's and Don'ts) in restaurants, tavern, and private clubs
Research and Continued Learning
  • Maintain State Standardization Training with Indiana State Department of Health 2 times a year
  • Webinar training, Monthly meetings with IN Environmental Health Association NE Chapter, Food Protection Meeting 4 times a year
  • National Incident Management System Training and Testing with EMA's Tom Culley
Enforce and Respond
  • Pertinent laws and regulations
  • Pertinent local ordinance's
  • Provide 24/7 (on-call) response to fires, floods, power outages, or other emergencies involving retail food outlets
Manage and Administer
  • Maintain the contents of the Food Division (Web Pages) for up to date recalls, inspection reports, forms, and information for the public and industry in order to provide easy access and most of all be transparent
  • General clerical work including: the origination of warning letters, informational paper, mailing over 500 pieces of mail to all the retail food outlets 4 times a year, and document filing
  • Receive payments for Food Licenses, new and renewal, for over 500 retail food outlets, and handling late fees, and fines