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This unit enforces the regulations associated with the operation of all licensed food service facilities.  This includes routine and complaint investigations, food-borne disease outbreak investigations (withe the Disease Control Office), plan review for public pools and food service facilities, and emergency response at licensed facilities.  Staff conduct educational seminars for licensees and issue  periodic newsletters.  This unit also enforces Montgomery County's smoking, trans fat and menu labeling laws, as well as regulations related to the control of rats.

This unit consists of Environmental Health Specialists who perform complex inspections and investigations of public facilities to enforce the regulatory standards associated with the operation of all licensed facilities. The investigators work in assigned areas of the county and schedule and conduct on-site inspections and investigations of construction and operating standards in facilities and institutions, such as restaurants: markets: bakeries; nursing homes; group residential homes; public and private schools; tanning salons; and public swimming pools, for the purpose of identifying public health and safety hazards.

The investigator's duties include:

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