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Food Safety & Licenses in Meigs County, OH

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The Meigs County Health Department is responsible for licensing and inspecting any Food Service Operations (restaurants, bars, schools, institutions, etc.), Retail Food Establishments (grocery stores, markets, pizza places, convenient stores, and gas stations), Mobile Food Services (food trailers and stands), Vending (vending machines with perishable food), and Temporary Food Services (food service that sets up for only a short time period).

There are four types of food license available: (click on license type to view or print)
  1. Mobile Planning Packet Food trucks, knock down units and other mobile vendors

  2. New Food License Planning Packet  This is the standard food license, used for restaurants, grocery stores, any permanent structure selling food.

  3. Temporary Food License Planning Packet Good for one event lasting 5 days or less.

  4. Vending Planning Packet This is the plan review document to set a vending machine that will dispense perishable foods.


The following documents are required:
  1. Employee Responsibility – All employees must sign!

  2. Choking Poster

  3. Employees Mast Wash Hands Poster – Must be displayed at each hand wash sink!

The following is general food service information:
  1. Risk Level

  2. Rules Review

Meigs County Health Department Offers Food Handler and Food Protection Manager Classes


Food Handler classes are designed for anyone that handles food. We teach this course using the ServSafe Food Handler Guide. The guide is included in the price of the class. This class is taught quarterly and costs $10.00 per person.  Strongly recommended for churches, school groups, fire departments and other non-licensed food service operations. The next Food Handler class is scheduled for December 5, 2019.


Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) classes are a more in depth journey into food safety. We use the ServSafe Manager Curriculum for these classes. The price is $150.00 per person ($50.00 discount if you, or your employer have a food license in Meigs County). Price includes book. Class is taught twice per year. The next Level 2 class is scheduled for June 16, 17, 18, 2021.


New rules from Ohio Department of Health have said it is now OK to take the CFPM (Level 2) course work online from Servsafe. The test must still be taken in person; i.e.  “proctored”. If you would like to join us on the 9th of January and have your test proctored, this can be arranged. The cost for proctoring a test is $50.00.


To register, or for more information on any of the Food Safety Classes, or test proctoring, contact Dawn Keller at 740-992-6626 or at
Please Print, Complete and Return to:

Meigs County Health Dept., 112 East Memorial Drive, Ste. A, Pomeroy OH 45769


All operations and establishments are inspected at least once a year. To view a copy of the latest standard inspection click on the name of the business.

The Meigs County Health Department does not endorse or recommend any product, service, or company provided on this website.