Division of Public Health Protection and Safety - Cabinet for Health and Family Services (ky.gov)
Location: Frankfort, Kentucky
Type: Full Time
Hospitality, Facility, Environmental Support
4 Year Degree
The Food Safety Branch of the Kentucky Department for Public Health protects consumers from the sale of adulterated, misbranded and falsely labeled foods and food products. The branch ensures the safety of food products in restaurants, grocery stores, hospitals, nursing homes, schools, food processing plants, and other locations where food is offered to the public. The Food Safety Branch provides technical assistance and guidance to health departments carrying out state laws and regulations at the local level. The branch also provides training and information to industry and consumers and issues permits to qualified providers.
Responsibilities and Duties include but are not limited to:
Implement program standards, develop regulations and technical materials relating to the Food Safety Programs.
Implement the Food Safety Program according to state and federal regulations and plan and review inspections.
Develop and implement standards for sanitary requirements for compliance guidelines and interpretations regarding Kentucky Food Safety Laws and regulations.
Plan investigation evaluations and surveys carried out with Local Health Departments.
Provide supervision of Branch staff in planning and evaluating inspections, investigations, environmental assessments and the surveys conducted by Branch personnel and Health Departments.
Prepare annual program plans, monitor the Branch budget and evaluate objectives and activities as needed.