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Food Handler Test Hours

Monday - Friday:

8:30am to 11:00am & 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Special Extended Testing Hours:

1st Tuesday of every month - 1:30pm to 6:00pm

The testing process takes 45 minutes to 1 hour. (30 minute video & 35 multiple choice questions)

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Pools and Camps

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Pool Facilities

There are approximately 110 facilities throughout the county with a total of 155 “pools” or water bodies of various kinds to oversee. This program issues operating permits, conducts field inspections, and evaluates performance to assure public health and safety standards are being maintained. During field inspections, chemical testing is used to evaluate water quality, water monitoring and record keeping is reviewed, facility maintenance is evaluated, education materials are provided and compliance/enforcement of regulations is discussed as necessary.

Pool Documents

 

Camp Facilities

There are 10 camp facilities in Yakima County that the living environment program oversees. This program issues operating permits, conducts field inspections, and evaluates performance to assure public health and safety standards are being maintained. Site evaluation includes general assessment of sanitation for health and cleanliness in water quality (both drinking and swimming pool), proper sewage disposal, garbage disposal, structural integrity, space for living quarters, food-handling practices, and general maintenance and supervision of the premises. Additionally, camp records are monitored, a water sample for bacterial analysis is collected and educational materials are provided for vector control (mosquitoes, bats, mice, etc.), food-safety, and current recalls or bulletins that may be in effect at the time.

Camp Documents

 

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