The Central Nevada Health District seeks volunteers residing within its membership entities to form the Food Protection Hearing and Advisory Board (FPHAB).
This board will provide independent, unbiased oversight if a food service facility disputes the decision of the Environmental Health program. The goal of the FPHAB is to help ensure the district’s Environmental Health program is meeting the needs of the local food industry regarding compliance and enforcement actions through a collaborative and systematic approach.
The voluntary FPHAB will be a District Board of Health appointed seven-member advisory board, two of which (at least) will be representatives from the local food industry and the remaining five members will be considered based on their willingness to make a difference within our communities. Three members of the FPHAB will be appointed for a one-year term, three for a two-year term, and one for a three-year term. The advisory board will meet, as needed, in person or by telephonic or electronic communication to review any pending requests for appeals and/or waivers.
The first FPHAB meeting will be to introduce the members and establish the structure of future meetings. Subsequent meetings will be scheduled as needed to evaluate and determine if a food facility’s appeal/waiver is warranted and make recommendations to the District Board of Health for a final decision. Meetings will only be scheduled when formal requests for appeals/waivers are received and will not occur more frequently than monthly.
Residents and business owners in Churchill, Pershing, Mineral and Eureka Counties and the City of Fallon are eligible to apply for the advisory board and can do so via the online application: https://www.centralnevadahd.org/applications-open-to-form-food-protection-hearing-and-advisory-board/.