Food Safety Program
The Food Safety Program is primarily responsible to protect the community against foodborne illnesses resulting from health code violations and improper handling of food. It is responsible for inspections of food service operations, temporary food service operations, food vending machines, micro-markets, mobile food operations, and retail food establishments. Inspection frequency and license fees are based on the Risk Level Classification.
For new or remodeled operations, plans must be submitted to the Tuscarawas County Health Department for approval prior to construction. Scroll down to find our Food Plan Review Application.
If you see an unsafe practice in a licensed restaurant, store, or food booth, call the Tuscarawas County Health Department at 330-343-5550. You do not need to give your name. You can also complete an online complaint for by clicking here.
To view the most up to date inspection reports for all licensed operations please visit the State database below:
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What are the differences in licenses?
If you plan to open a restaurant or retail food establishment, change ownership, remodel an existing location, or change your license status (i.e. change of menu or food preparation and processing methods), you must submit a Food Plan Review Packet. Click the tab above for the full application.
A mobile unit is defined as a food service operation or a retail food establishment that is operated from a movable vehicle, portable structure, or watercraft and that routinely changes location (i.e. food truck).
Click the Mobile Food Plan Review Application tab above for the full application.
All food businesses in Tuscarawas County, outside of the New Philadelphia City Limits, are required to have a food service operation or retail food establishment license issued by the Tuscarawas County Health Department (TCHD) and must be renewed annually. To apply for a license to conduct, click the FSO/RFE Application tab above.
According to the Ohio Food Code, a temporary food service operation (FSO) or retail food establishment (RFE) "means an [FSO/RFE] that is operated at an event for no more than five consecutive days...except [those] under division (E)(2) of section 3717.43 of the Revised Code.” Click on the Temporary Food Service Application tab above.
NOTICE: All temporary food licenses must be purchased at least 10 days prior to the event. If license is attempted to be purchased less than 10 days prior to the event a license will not be issued.
Contact the Environmental Health department at 330-343-5550 with any questions.
2023 Food Safety Level II (Manager) Training
Please join our friends at the Ohio State University Extension Office of Tuscarawas County for the Ohio Department of Health Level II Food Safety (Manager) Training.
You can click the tab below to view the flyer or by clicking here for additional registration dates and information.
*Spanish or Mandarin courses may also be available upon request.
To ensure that your Level II Certification in Food Safety is an approved course, all food operators must obtain an additional certificate from the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) to display with your Level II Food Safety Certificate. Click on the tab above to apply.