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City of Easton

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The City of Easton Health Bureau is Involved in the Following Activities...



Food Safety

  • Inspectional activities - new and renovated facilities, changes of ownership, change of use, emergencies, food borne illness investigation, routine inspections
  • Plan reviews for all new and renovated facilities
  • Licensing of all eating and drinking establishments, retail food establishments, food manufacturing sites, caterers, mobile food vendors, food warehouses, and special events
  • Food employee certification training - insure compliance with Act 131 through coordination with training agencies to insure adequate course availability

Complaints And Requests For Information

  • Respond independently or with other agencies on public health related issues
  • Respond to requests for information, both regulatory and educational, from the public and commercial ventures

Interagency Coordination

  • Coordinate with city, county, state, and federal agencies to insure standardization and cooperation on public health related issues

Special Events

  • Review over-all plans for special events, to insure compliance with food service regulations, availability of potable water, liquid and solid waste disposal, petting zoo guidelines, environmental guidelines, safety considerations
  • Regulate horse drawn carriage operations within the city

Easton Farmers Market - Indoor/Outdoor

  • Provide guidance, liaison, approval, inspection, and licensing for food operations

Handicapped Parking

  • Conduct interviews and field evaluations prior to approval and issuance of handicapped parking permits

Lead Paint Abatement Program

  • Coordinate with lead paint program contractor as a follow-up to elevated childhood blood lead levels

Water Termination

  • Conduct interviews and make final determination of public health considerations during the water termination enforcement phase with other City agencies

Health Fairs

  • Conduct health fairs for city employees, where medical health and nursing professionals are available for informational and health screening activities
  • Coordinate with the PA Department of Health and other public health agencies for immunization programs for city employees
  • Conduct AIDS/HIV training for all city employees

Public Meetings

  • Active participant in Lehigh Valley area health agency meetings
  • Prepare and present Health Bureau sponsored training programs on a variety of public health issues
  • Make presentations explaining the role and function of the Health Bureau at community-sponsored meetings

Lafayette College Housing Activities

  • Conduct inspections of fraternity, sorority, and living unit housing
  • Conduct inspections of food preparation and service areas in College social living areas
  • Conduct training and consultation on general sanitation issues

Additional Activities

  • Development of tattoo parlor regulations
  • City wide eight (8) week cockroach extermination program for the control of the oriental cockroaches throughout the City
  • Fielding a large amount of phone calls on a daily basis with health related issues such as West Nile Virus, AIDS, Salmonella, E coli, rats, mosquitoes, mad cow, listeria and other biological & environmental concerns
  • Assist with any food recalls as ordered by the FDA - USDA - PA Department of Health or the PA Department of Agriculture

City of Easton Health Code - Adopted from PA Department of Agriculture Chapter 46, Food Code
Visit the Pennsylvania Code Website at www.pacode.com.




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