The Hancock County Health Department will conduct a Food Handler Class open to the public at Saint Paul School, located at 140 Walnut Street, Weirton on Tuesday, February 2nd at 9:00 AM. Any person involved in food service in Hancock County is required to possess a current Food Handler card. The class is for volunteers as well as those employed in the food service industry.

Food safety cannot be taken for granted. Food employees must be educated about safe procedures such as personal hygiene, cross contamination, and improper cooking and holding temperatures.

Food Handler cards had a rate increase beginning July 1, 2015. There is a charge of $10 for a one year card, $20 for two years, and $30 for three years. The cards are no longer free to volunteers working for a non-profit organization. All those getting a card must pay the charge of $10 for a one year card.

For convenience the online food handler course can be taken on this website for those unable to attend the in person training.

Payment for the on-line class may be made by using a credit card or “Pay Pal.” Participants may also print the complete verification and pay the fee at the Hancock County Health Department during the hours of 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday. For more information, you may contact the Hancock County Health Department at 304-564-3343.