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Wood County Health District Providing Guidance to Food Facilities in the Event of a “Do Not Drink” Advisory

Bowling Green, OH – The Wood County Health District began providing advice for food facilities in case a Do Not Drink advisory is issued due to microcystin.

 

“Even though there are no current advisories we wanted restaurants and other food facilities to know ahead of time what they can and cannot do if a Do Not Drink advisory is issued,” said Brad Espen, Director of Environmental Health.

 

The fact sheet is being made available by email and on the Health District’s webpage at: http://woodcountyhealth.org/envhealth/food_safety.html.

 

In addition to this guidance, a list of water haulers in the surrounding counties is being provided as licensed locations are not allowed to fill up their own water jugs and bring them into the restaurant to use.

 

“If they want to buy bottled water from the store, that’s ok, but it might be better for them to hire a water hauler to bring in a larger quantity of water,” stated Lana Glore, Assistant Director of Environmental Health.

 

If there are any questions on the guidance, you may contact the WCHD Environmental office at 419-354-3702, or email healthdept@co.wood.oh.us

 

The Wood County Health District provides numerous services to the community, including comprehensive medical services for men, women and children.  Our Health and Wellness Center welcomes all patients and accepts most third party insurances, including uninsured or underinsured clients regardless of ability to pay.   The mission of Wood County Health District is to take the initiative to facilitate opportunities for Wood County residents to lead healthy lives. The Health District is located at 1840 E. Gypsy Lane Rd. in Bowling Green. Normal office hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, with late hours and satellite clinics are available. The Wood County Board of Health meetings are generally held on the second Thursday at 7pm at the Wood County Health District and are open to the public.

 

 

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