Welcome to Environmental Health. We take care of everything from permitting restaurants to tattoo artists and swimming pools. Below you’ll find information concerning environmental issues and also forms if you need something permitted. This page is a work in progress so if you cannot find what you’re looking for please call the number at the bottom of the page and someone will help you.
::::NEW INFORMATION:::: effective September 1, 2012
Rules Governing the Food Protection and Sanitation of Food Establishments: This is the “new” Section .2600 rules (15A NCAC 18A .2650-.2676) that replaces the current .2600 rules (15A NCAC 18A .2601-.2645). Rules .2650-.2658 includes the adoption by reference language and lists the amendments, additions, and deletions to the 2009 FDA Food Code. Adoption language is difficult to apply in practice, so the manual will be the most useful resource for inspections and compliance for food establishments.
The remaining “new” .2600 rules (.2659-.2676) includes compliance and enforcement provisions (e.g., permits, grade cards, inspections, appeals) that were updated from the current rules and sections that have been renamed and revised (e.g., outdoor dining and beverage service, supplemental cooking rooms–used to be “barbecue places,” and congregate nutrition sites–used to be “catered elderly nutrition sites”). Finally, the rules for other establishment types (e.g., mobile food units, pushcarts, temporary food establishments) are also included in the .2600 rules.
This document is the 2009 FDA Food Code with North Carolina’s amendments, additions, and deletions (Rules .2651-.2658). Additions and amendments are designated by underlining such text and sections of the 2009 Food Code that have been deleted are designated by “DELETED.” Again, this is the primary resource that will be used for inspections and compliance.
The format of the Food Code has been maintained as it exists in the FDA publication since it’s a familiar format. In addition, there are a number of characteristics that make the Code easy to use. For example, defined words and terms are in SMALL CAPS. And one of the most useful tools is the index.
Forms pertaining to Food Policy:
- Application for Permanent Food Establishment
- Application for Temporary Food Establishment
- Application for Temporary Food Stand
- DPI Employee Health Policy
- Check list for employee health verification
- Check list for employee health verification-for highly susceptible populations
- North Carolina Food Code Manual
- Employee Hand Washing Sign
- Environmental Health Administrative Rules
- Application for a new residential care facility
- Application for event coordinator
- Swimming Pool Application
Links of Interest:
Environmental Health Public Records Access
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