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KCHD offers additional food-safety course for restaurant workers

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Knox County Health Department offers additional food-safety course for restaurant workers

Beginning in June, the Knox County Health Department’s (KCHD) Environmental Health division will offer an additional food-safety training course for restaurant owners, managers and staff. All restaurant workers are encouraged to attend to better understand food-safety precautions and how the new food code will apply to their restaurant.

The new course will take place the first Thursday of every month, beginning June 5, 2014, at 8:30 a.m. in the auditorium at KCHD, 140 Dameron Ave. This course is offered in addition to the current food-safety training class, which takes place the third Thursday of every month at 1 p.m. also in the KCHD auditorium. Both morning and afternoon courses are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Spanish instruction is available upon request. For more information, please contact KCHD’s Environmental Health division at 865-215-5200 or health@knoxcounty.org.

Governor Haslam proposed legislation in the 2013 session updating Tennessee's food laws to match the 2009 FDA Model Food Code. The legislation passed both the House and Senate unanimously and was signed by the Governor in March of 2013. The provisions of the law will be enacted on July 1, 2015.

KCHD’s Environmental Health division helps prevent and reduce potential public health threats, such as outbreaks, by enforcing regulations of permitted facilities and educating the community about good health practices. The division is charged with permitting and regulatory inspection of more than 3,400 facilities, including restaurants, school cafeterias, grocery stores, produce markets, swimming pools, campgrounds, and tattoo and body piercing establishments

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Knox County Tennessee - Health Department

Main Clinic
140 Dameron Ave,
Knoxville, TN 37917
865-215-5000

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Please Note:

On the first Wednesday of every month (except August), all KCHD offices and clinics are closed in the morning for staff in-service. On these days, the main location (140 Dameron Ave.) will open at 11 a.m. and the West Clinic (1028 Old Cedar Bluff) will open at 11:30 a.m.
On the third Wednesday of every month, KCHD clinics (Women's Health, COE, CDC, Dental, TIC, Immunizations, COVID clinic and West) are closed in the morning for staff clinical education. On these days, the main location will open at 10 a.m. and the West Clinic will open at 10:30 a.m.
*All other offices will open at 8 a.m.

Infant and childhood immunizations as well as adult vaccines by appointment ONLY. Please call 865-215-5950.

1028 Old Cedar Bluff
Knoxville, TN 37923
865-215-5950

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

On the first Wednesday of every month (except August), all KCHD offices and clinics are closed in the morning for staff in-service. On these days, the main location (140 Dameron Ave.) will open at 11 a.m. and the West Clinic (1028 Old Cedar Bluff) will open at 11:30 a.m.

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