Location: 200 E. Berry St., Suite 360, Fort Wayne, IN 46802 • Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday
Meet the Staff: Steven Schumm, REHS, Asst. Director; Jason McKown; Env. Health Specialist; Audrey Graft; Env. Health Specialist; Britny Guingrich, Env. Health Specialist; Matthew Rosbrugh, Env. Health Specialist; Betsy Graham, Support Staff; Janee Brown, Support Staff
The Food and Consumer Protection Division is responsible for inspecting all permanent and temporary food establishments, such as bars, restaurants, schools, grocery and convenience stores, festivals and farmer food markets. Inspectors conduct food-borne illness investigations, educational programs and follow-up on all food-related consumer complaints. The division also investigates food establishment fires and food-related vehicle accidents. Any new establishments or ones undergoing remodeling or renovation are subject to a facility plan review and related inspections. The division also issues permits to tattoo and body-piercing establishments and does the related inspections and complaint investigations.
More Articles: FAQ • Food Regulations • Food Permits & Resources • Food Safety & Illness • Food Inspection Reports • Tattoo & Body Piercing • Smoke-Free Air Laws • Food Complaints
Studies have shown that using a food thermometer is the only way to tell if harmful bacteria have been destroyed, yet only about 15 percent of people consistently use a food thermometer.