Environmental Health

The Environmental Services of the Lafayette County Health Department performs a variety of services for the community. One of our most important responsibilities is to provide inspections of all food handling establishments in the county including:Vegetables

This includes any other establishments which prepares, serves, manufactures or stores food. These inspections insure compliance with sanitation standards and sanitary practices. The inspections are also crucial to the prevention of food-borne disease outbreak.

Other Environmental Health Activities

The Environmental Public Health Specialist will inspect a private well for sanitation defects upon requests from the owner. Bacteriological and chemical testing on a limited basis is available from the state public health lab. Referrals to private labs are made for some tests.

We provide education to food personnel in safe, sanitary, and healthful food handling procedures.

For more information, please contact us.