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Health Department goes over regulations with Relay chairs
by Chuck Thompson
Jan 10, 2013 | 1757 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Floyd Comer of the Jones County Health Department and Georgia Environmental Health Division district director Carla Coley attended the monthly planning meeting of the Jones County Relay For Life committees Monday evening to update the team leaders on food service requirements and permits needed by groups planning to cook and sell food at the event.

Jones County’s annual Relay For Life fund-raiser is scheduled for May 3 at the Jones County High School track.

“We hope we have a real good Relay this year, and we at the health department will do our best to help out and make this as easy as we can for everyone,” Comer said. “If anyone has any questions or concerns, please call and we’ll work with you to be sure everything works out.”

He and Coley said the health requirements are not meant to discourage people from cooking or serving food at the event.

“We just want to be sure of food safety and that no one gets sick,” Comer said.

Food service permits were not required at the Jones County Relay until last year. Coley said technically they should have been, but the health department had not been officially notified of food service at the event until last year.

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