Food, safety seminar set for area residents
CHARLESTON – State Senate Majority Leader John Unger II (D-Berkeley and Jefferson) in conjunction with the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce will be in Shepherdstown on June 30 from 9 to 11 a.m. hosting a discussion on non-profit organizations serving food at fairs and festivals. Representatives from the state Office of Environmental Health Services as well as staff from the Jefferson County Health Department will also be in attendance to answer questions and speak on this issue.
The event will be held at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center.
Linda Whaley, food program manager with the OEHS, will be the main presenter and will address concerns related to temporary food events in Jefferson County. Also in attendance to answer any questions will be the Director of the OEHS-Public Health Sanitation Division Brad Cochran.
“I am pleased to help facilitate this forum regarding non-profit organizations serving food at fairs and festivals in the Eastern Panhandle and hope that we can reach some conclusion for what is best for the residents of the Eastern Panhandle,” Sen. Unger said in a press release. “With the help of the Jefferson County Health Department, the state Office of Environmental Health Services and other affected individuals I am certain we can come to an amicable solution for all involved and keep the safety of food a priority for the many wonderful fairs and festivals in our region.”
For more information regarding this meeting and/or issue please contact Heather Morgan at the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce at 800-624-0577 or the Jefferson Public Health Department at 304-728-8416.
Sen. Unger’s Office can also be reached at 304-357-7933.