Local food establishments facing closure if action not taken

Fifty-eight local food establishments with expired health permits received a warning in the form of a letter this week, saying they will face closure if they do not renew their permits by March 13.

According to a press release from the City of San Angelo, the City’s health code requires that food establishments must hold a valid permit issued by the San Angelo-Tom Green County Health Department.

A food establishment is a place that sells or serves food to the public and the ordinance is the same for for-profit ventures and non-profit charities. The establishments must be inspected by City health inspectors regardless if they sell or give away food.

As of Jan. 31, 58 of the 535 food establishments who had permits last year had allowed their permit to expire.

Health permits may be obtained in the Health Services Department on the second floor of City Hall, 72 W. College Ave.