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Food, Lodging and Institutions

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Food, Lodging and Institutions


The Chatham County Public Health Department's Environmental Health Division permits and inspects establishments that prepare food or provide lodging for pay. These include restaurants, food stands, meat markets, delis, mobile food units, school cafeterias, elderly nutrition sites, temporary food stands, motels, bed and breakfast inns and institutions such as nursing homes. The establishments are inspected for safe food handling practices, infection control procedures and cleanliness.

The following establishments are not regulated by Environmental Health but are regulated by other agencies: Home-based Food Businesses.

For more information, check out The Business of Food Safety Webinar  hosted by NCDA (video file).



Food Inspections                                 Food at Special Events                            Opening new Restaurant

 Angela-Inspector   Festival 4   Restaurant 2



Food Safety Education                                         Lodging                                               Institutions

Education Food Professionals   Hotel room 2   Nursing Home 2




In the news


Meet our Food and Lodging Program staff:

Lisa Morgan, Food & Lodging Program Supervisor

Barry Oldham, Environmental Health Specialist 

Kristin Lee Allen, Environmental Health Specialist

Angela Hughes, Environmental Health Specialist

The Food and Lodging staff office hours are Monday- Friday from 8:00-9:00am.




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