The Health Department regularly inspects all Lincoln Trail District food service establishments, including grocery stores, restaurants, etc. Inspections are typically done twice per year.
Inspectors look for 58 potential items of violation, including:
Is food being stored properly?
Do workers handle food safely?
Do workers practice good hygiene, like washing hands?
Is food kept at safe temperatures?
Is equipment in good working order?
Is the establishment free of any pests, such as insects or rodents?
If the total inspection score is below 85 points or if the inspector observes any critical violations, a follow-up inspection is required. These inspections can be done the same day or within 30 days.
If the total inspection score is below 70, a conference with the Kentucky Department for Public Health may be necessary. The establishment may also be required to close if there is an imminent health threat or they receive a score that is below 60.
Food Managers Training
*PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS THOROUGHLY BEFORE PROCEEDING*
As per Lincoln Trail District Health Department and the FDA Food Code 2013 requirements, each establishment shall have a certified food protection manager who is able to direct and control food preparation and service. Also, the requirement for all establishments to have a Person-In-Charge (PIC) present at the establishment during all hours of operation.
It is EASY to get certified— go online! You can take the training and test at ky-ltdhd.statecert.com/login. Upon opening the website:
- Select “Register” in the upper right-hand corner
- Enter your information and receive a confirmation email
- Confirm your email address by clicking in the email
- Select “Get New License”
- Select “Food Manager Certification” $80
- Take the course and test then print your certificate and also receive an electronic certificate!
*Each individual shall register with their own name, information, email, and password.
This program is most compatible with Google Chrome and Firefox browsers.
COMING SOON: An R-code will be available for establishments to purchase multiple licenses and distribute to employees to register and take the course.
View the latest food inspection scores for restaurants near you with our interactive map.
Contact one of our six health care centers. Check for hours of operation, emergency contact information, and locations.
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