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Food service workers and general public urged to attend food safety workshops
Proposed changes to be discussed in public forums

Media Release
For Immediate Release
www.washoecounty.us/health

Contact: Phil Ulibarri
pulibarri@washoecounty.us
775.328.2414 or 775.772.1659

Reno, NV – The Environmental Health Services Division of the Washoe County Health District  (WCHD) has slated free workshops and public hearings beginning Tuesday, June 7, 2016, concerning proposed amendments to the 2015 Regulations Governing Food Establishments.

Primarily, the Health District is proposing deletion of sections 240.060 and 240.065 related to grades and grading of food establishments. The addition of other provisions, as well as minor edits and formatting corrections will also be addressed at the meetings.

The purpose of the workshops is to provide businesses and individuals affected by these regulation amendments additional information and opportunity for input. Feedback collected at these workshops will be used to develop recommendations for the District Board of Health (DBOH), who will then be notified of the proposed changes and will subsequently hold a Public Hearing where they may take action. Members of the food service industry and the general public are encouraged to attend and will have the opportunity to speak at these meetings.

The free workshops will be held on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, June 7, 2016 @ 5:30 PM
  • Thursday, June 9, 2016 @ 1:30 PM

Both workshops will be held in the South Auditorium of the WCHD, at 1001 E. Ninth Street, Building B, Reno, Nevada

The Notice of Proposed Changes will be presented to the DBOH on Thursday, July 28 @ 1:00 PM.

The DBOH meeting will be held in the Board of County Commissioners Chambers at 1001 E. Ninth Street, Building A, Reno, Nevada

The Public Hearing will be held as part of the DBOH monthly meeting on Thursday, August 25, 2016 @ 1:00 PM.

This meeting will also be held in the Board of County Commissioners Chambers at 1001 E. Ninth Street, Building A, Reno, Nevada

The proposed regulation changes are available at  https://www.washoecounty.us/health/files/regulations/ehs/FoodRegsInspectionFormUpdateMay2016.pdf

For more information on food safety and upcoming workshops please email foodsafety@washoecounty.us, and follow on us on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/wchdehs.

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