Waushara County Health News

Waushara Health Department to conduct business inspections Eating out? Going for a Swim? Staying in a hotel?  Inspections are one way the local health department is working to protect public health. The approach of inspections is to work with business owners to encourage ongoing compliance with food and recreational safety rules. In general, environmental health inspectors check that safeguards are in place to protect food from contamination and mishandling and to maintain sanitary and safe conditions in lodging and campground facilities.   Waushara County Public Health has a team of four inspectors working together as Tri-County Environmental Health Consortia that inspect approximately 800 food and recreational es-tablishments in Green Lake, Marquette and Waushara counties. This includes all: restaurants, grocery stores, convenience stores, bakeries and confectionaries, hotels, weekly rental cabins, bed and breakfasts, campgrounds, summer camps, swimming pools, and tattoo establishments. They also inspect temporary food stands and mobile food trucks you might see at fairs or other events.   Inspection reports for restaurants and other retail food establishments can be viewed by the public at http://healthspace.com/Clients/WI/Tri-County/Web.nsf/home.xsp, or visit our website, wausharacountypublichealth.com under Food and Recreation Inspection Pro-gram, click on “Online Inspections”. In the future, it is anticipated that inspection reports for recreational facilities in Wisconsin will also be available online.