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Yes, non hazardous foods such as popcorn, dip or scoop ice cream, candied apples, boiled peanuts, and cotton candy are not regulated. If you have a certain food item that you are not sure about call FLI to see if a permit would be required. The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services website addresses the selling of home canned goods, non-hazardous baked goods, and other foods not regulated under the Health Department:
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Environmental Health does not investigate complaints of this nature at private residences. However, we may refer these complaints to other jurisdictions if applicable.
Visit the North Carolina Radon website to answer your radon related questions.
No. Tanning and beauty salons are regulated by the NC Division of Radiation Protection (under NCDENR). You can call them at 919-571-4141.
You can contact the North Carolina Division of Water Quality (Asheville Regional Office phone is 828-296-4500) or contact the Cherokee County Environmental Health Department at 828-835-3853 and we will refer your complaint to the DWQ regional office.
Visit the Environmental Protection Agency's website to see how to clean up mildew or mold issues in your house.
Contact the Cherokee County Environmental Health Department where the call will be referred to the designated specialist for investigation of the complaint.
Contact your physician or other health care provider and your local health department. Additional information concerning food borne outbreaks can be accessed on the CDC website.