Florence County Health Department

Florence County, Wisconsin
info@florencewipublichealth.com  | 715-528-4837 | 501 Lake Ave, P.O. Box 410, Florence, Wisconsin 54121
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P.O. Box 410; Florence, WI 54121 501 Lake Ave; Florence, WI 54121 715-528-4837 info@florencewipublichealth.com Website by North Country Website Design
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Food Service Inspections & Permits

On this page: Application Forms Codes & Regulations Inspections and Licensing Well Inspections Report of Discharge The Food Safety and Recreational Licensing staff of Florence County Health Department works to ensure a wholesome and secure food supply. The division enforces Florence County’s food safety and labeling laws. The division inspects nearly food establishments statewide including food processors, dairy farms, dairy plants, meat processors, retail food establishments ​and caterers, and vending machine operators. The Food Safety and Recreational Licensing staff are also responsible for managing programs that enforce applicable state administrative codes for the inspection and licensure of hotels, public swimming pools including water park attractions, campgrounds, tattoo and body piercing establishments. The Florence County Health Department (FCHD) protects the community’s health by ensuring that restaurants, hotels, bed and breakfast establishments, public swimming pools, water attractions, campgrounds, and tattoo and body piercing establishments are in compliance the respective laws. The communities served include Tipler, Long Lake, Fern, Fence, Aurora, Commonwealth, Spread Eagle, and Florence. All establishment inspections are conducted by Environmental Health Specialists (EHS), whom are nationally Registered Environmental Health Sanitarians. These professionals work with establishment owners and managers each day to keep the environment and your food and drinks safe from harmful bacteria, viruses, physical hazards and chemical contaminates. Interested in seeing a food establishments most recent inspection? Visit HealthSpace.

Application Forms

License Application for Transient Retail Food Establishment Selling Only Prepackaged Foods License Application for Transient Retail Food Establishment Conducting Food Processing License Application for Retail Food Establishment Serving Meals, Mobile License Application for Retail Food Establishment NOT Serving Meals, Mobile Mobile Retail Food Establishment Plan Review Application License Application – Retail Food Establishment – Not Serving Meals License Application – Retail Food Establishment – Serving Meals License Application - Vending Operators Temporary Food Event Checklist Lodging and Recreational Facility License Application Contact the Florence County Health Department 715-528-4837 with any questions.

Codes & Regulations

Bed & Breakfasts o ATCP 73 Body Art o SPS 221 Campgrounds o ATCP 79 Certified Food Manager o Certified Food Manager Requirements Food o FDA Food Code 2017 o Wisconsin Food Code o ATCP 75 o Food Safety Handouts o Temporary Restaurant Guidelines o Certified Food Manager Requirements for Small Service Operators o Food Employee Illness Reporting Agreement Mobile Food Establishments o Chapter 9 Wisconsin Food Code o Mobile Food Service and Mobile Retail Food Establishments Lodging o ATCP 72 o Tourist Rooming House Checklist o Lodging and Sanitation Laws: Questions and Answers  o How Taxes Affect Your Operations o Sleeping Room Size o Utensil Sanitation Guidelines o Utensil Sanitation Poster o Room Rate Cards Recreational and Educational Camps o ATCP 78 Public Pools o ATCP 76 o Swimming in Healthy Water Videos o Cleaning Up Body Fluid Spills on Pool Surfaces o Fecal Incident Response Recommendations o Fecal Incident Response Form o Swimming Pool and Water Attraction Death, Injury and Illness Report

Inspections and Licensing

Online Restaurant Inspection Details Lodging and Recreational Facility License Application Environmental Health Feedback Survey Food Safety for Power Outages Fixing Your Flooded Well

Well Inspections

Department of Natural Resources (DNR) transient non-community (TNC) systems program Florence County Health Department Water Fees: Bacteria $30.00/sample Nitrate $30.00/sample   The Florence County Health Department’s Water Analysis Lab is certified by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) to conduct bacteriological testing of public and private wells.  The Florence County Health Department’s Water Lab also monitors the public drinking water systems enrolled in the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) transient non-community (TNC) systems program. To maintain state certification, the laboratory conducts required proficiency testing and completes quality assurance and quality control exercises on a daily basis. Florence County Health Department’s Water Analysis Lab provides convenient, reliable, and reasonably priced well water testing for both home and vacation properties.  This service is available to anyone; you do not need to be a Florence County resident.  Lab tests completed on-site include coliform and E. coli bacteria, with definitive results within 48 hours.  Through a partnership with UW Oshkosh, Florence County Health Department’s Water Analysis Lab offers additional testing to include nitrates.  Private Well Testing Water testing is an inexpensive and effective way of assuring a safe and healthy water supply.  It’s estimated that 20-25% of Wisconsin wells have bacteria contamination.  Florence County Health Department advises all private well owners to have their well water tested annually for coliform bacteria.  If there are infants under six months of age or women of childbearing age drinking the water, the water should be tested for nitrates as well. How do I test my private well drinking water? To test private well water: 1. Obtain water sample bottles, instructions and a water analysis form from the Florence County Health Department located at 501 Lake Avenue, Florence. 2. Collect your water sample by following the step by step instructions on the back of the Florence County Health Department Water Test Request Form. 3. Submit your water sample to the Health Department within 4 hours of collection. Submissions must include the water sample(s).  Sample bottles and forms can be picked up at the Florence County Health Department during these business hours: o Monday -Thursday 8:30 am – 3:30 pm. Closed from 12-12:30 daily. Schedule is subject to change. Call the department prior to collecting or dropping off a water sample to be sure an analyst is in the office. 715-528-4837 DNR Public Drinking Water Supply Results Department of Natural Resources (DNR) water results for Public Water Supply Systems can be found on the DNR Website: https://prodoasext.dnr.wi.gov/inter1/pws2$.startup        To enter query criteria for Public Water Supply Systems: 1. Name: enter first letter of facility name 2. DNR Public Water Supply ID: leave blank 3. Type: scroll down to highlight Transient, non-community 4. Status: Active 5. DNR Region: leave blank 6. County: scroll down to Florence (or any preferred) county 7. Provides water to another system: leave blank 8. Received water from another system: leave blank 9. Click on FIND. 10. Your facility should appear on the screen.  If multiple pages appear, click NEXT until you arrive at your page.  Click on your facility. Scroll down and click on BACTERIOLOGICAL SAMPLES or NON-BACTERIOLOGICAL SAMPLES results. *Note: It may take a week or longer for results to be posted.

Report of Discharge

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Water Resources Division 09/24/2020 08/24/2020 07/14/2020 06/10/2020 07/16/2019 07/05/2019 05/19/2019 05/09/2019

Food Safety Recalls

Florence County

Health Department

info@florencewipublichealth.com  | 715-528-4837 | 501 Lake Ave, P.O. Box 410, Florence, WI 54121
Healthy People, Vibrant Communities
501 Lake Ave Florence, WI 54121 715-528-4837 info@florencewipublichealth.com Website by North Country Website Design
Home > Services > Food Service Inspections & Permits

Food Service Inspections

& Permits

On this page: Application Forms Codes & Regulations Inspections and Licensing Well Inspections Report of Discharge The Food Safety and Recreational Licensing staff of Florence County Health Department works to ensure a wholesome and secure food supply. The division enforces Florence County’s food safety and labeling laws. The division inspects nearly food establishments statewide including food processors, dairy farms, dairy plants, meat processors, retail food establishments ​and caterers, and vending machine operators. The Food Safety and Recreational Licensing staff are also responsible for managing programs that enforce applicable state administrative codes for the inspection and licensure of hotels, public swimming pools including water park attractions, campgrounds, tattoo and body piercing establishments. The Florence County Health Department (FCHD) protects the community’s health by ensuring that restaurants, hotels, bed and breakfast establishments, public swimming pools, water attractions, campgrounds, and tattoo and body piercing establishments are in compliance the respective laws. The communities served include Tipler, Long Lake, Fern, Fence, Aurora, Commonwealth, Spread Eagle, and Florence. All establishment inspections are conducted by Environmental Health Specialists (EHS), whom are nationally Registered Environmental Health Sanitarians. These professionals work with establishment owners and managers each day to keep the environment and your food and drinks safe from harmful bacteria, viruses, physical hazards and chemical contaminates. Interested in seeing a food establishments most recent inspection? Visit HealthSpace.

Application Forms

License Application for Transient Retail Food Establishment Selling Only Prepackaged Foods License Application for Transient Retail Food Establishment Conducting Food Processing License Application for Retail Food Establishment Serving Meals, Mobile License Application for Retail Food Establishment NOT Serving Meals, Mobile Mobile Retail Food Establishment Plan Review Application License Application – Retail Food Establishment – Not Serving Meals License Application – Retail Food Establishment – Serving Meals License Application - Vending Operators Temporary Food Event Checklist Lodging and Recreational Facility License Application Contact the Florence County Health Department 715- 528-4837 with any questions.

Codes & Regulations

Bed & Breakfasts o ATCP 73 Body Art o SPS 221 Campgrounds o ATCP 79 Certified Food Manager o Certified Food Manager Requirements Food o FDA Food Code 2017 o Wisconsin Food Code o ATCP 75 o Food Safety Handouts o Temporary Restaurant Guidelines o Certified Food Manager Requirements for Small Service Operators o Food Employee Illness Reporting Agreement Mobile Food Establishments o Chapter 9 Wisconsin Food Code o Mobile Food Service and Mobile Retail Food Establishments Lodging o ATCP 72 o Tourist Rooming House Checklist o Lodging and Sanitation Laws: Questions and Answers  o How Taxes Affect Your Operations o Sleeping Room Size o Utensil Sanitation Guidelines o Utensil Sanitation Poster o Room Rate Cards Recreational and Educational Camps o ATCP 78 Public Pools o ATCP 76 o Swimming in Healthy Water Videos o Cleaning Up Body Fluid Spills on Pool Surfaces o Fecal Incident Response Recommendations o Fecal Incident Response Form o Swimming Pool and Water Attraction Death, Injury and Illness Report

Inspections and Licensing

Online Restaurant Inspection Details Lodging and Recreational Facility License Application Environmental Health Feedback Survey Food Safety for Power Outages Fixing Your Flooded Well

Well Inspections

Department of Natural Resources (DNR) transient non- community (TNC) systems program Florence County Health Department Water Fees: Bacteria $30.00/sample Nitrate $30.00/sample   The Florence County Health Department’s Water Analysis Lab is certified by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) to conduct bacteriological testing of public and private wells.  The Florence County Health Department’s Water Lab also monitors the public drinking water systems enrolled in the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) transient non-community (TNC) systems program. To maintain state certification, the laboratory conducts required proficiency testing and completes quality assurance and quality control exercises on a daily basis. Florence County Health Department’s Water Analysis Lab provides convenient, reliable, and reasonably priced well water testing for both home and vacation properties.  This service is available to anyone; you do not need to be a Florence County resident.  Lab tests completed on-site include coliform and E. coli bacteria, with definitive results within 48 hours.  Through a partnership with UW Oshkosh, Florence County Health Department’s Water Analysis Lab offers additional testing to include nitrates.  Private Well Testing Water testing is an inexpensive and effective way of assuring a safe and healthy water supply.  It’s estimated that 20-25% of Wisconsin wells have bacteria contamination.  Florence County Health Department advises all private well owners to have their well water tested annually for coliform bacteria.  If there are infants under six months of age or women of childbearing age drinking the water, the water should be tested for nitrates as well. How do I test my private well drinking water? To test private well water: 1. Obtain water sample bottles, instructions and a water analysis form from the Florence County Health Department located at 501 Lake Avenue, Florence. 2. Collect your water sample by following the step by step instructions on the back of the Florence County Health Department Water Test Request Form. 3. Submit your water sample to the Health Department within 4 hours of collection. Submissions must include the water sample(s).  Sample bottles and forms can be picked up at the Florence County Health Department during these business hours: o Monday -Thursday 8:30 am – 3:30 pm. Closed from 12-12:30 daily. Schedule is subject to change. Call the department prior to collecting or dropping off a water sample to be sure an analyst is in the office. 715-528-4837 DNR Public Drinking Water Supply Results Department of Natural Resources (DNR) water results for Public Water Supply Systems can be found on the DNR Website: https://prodoasext.dnr.wi.gov/inter1/pws2$.startup        To enter query criteria for Public Water Supply Systems: 1. Name: enter first letter of facility name 2. DNR Public Water Supply ID: leave blank 3. Type: scroll down to highlight Transient, non- community 4. Status: Active 5. DNR Region: leave blank 6. County: scroll down to Florence (or any preferred) county 7. Provides water to another system: leave blank 8. Received water from another system: leave blank 9. Click on FIND. 10. Your facility should appear on the screen.  If multiple pages appear, click NEXT until you arrive at your page.  Click on your facility. Scroll down and click on BACTERIOLOGICAL SAMPLES or NON- BACTERIOLOGICAL SAMPLES results. *Note: It may take a week or longer for results to be posted.

Report of Discharge

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Water Resources Division 09/24/2020 08/24/2020 07/14/2020 06/10/2020 07/16/2019 07/05/2019 05/19/2019 05/09/2019
Florence County, Wisconsin

Food Safety Recalls