Food Safety Program


The State of West Virginia revised Legislative Rule 64CSR17 concerning Food Establishments.  The new Rule adopts the 2013 Food Code.  Under this rule Local Health Departments are mandated to regulate restaurants, retail food stores, schools, hospitals, bars, day care centers, and any other permanent establishment dealing with food.  Also under this rule, Health Departments regulate Temporary Food Establishment Permit Application  located at fairs, festivals, roadside stands, etc.


Online Inspections
In an effort to increase awareness and improve services for the citizens of Berkeley County, the Berkeley County Health Department will publish Food Establishment Inspection Scores.  The scores will be published to this website on a monthly basis and remain here for a reference.  Critical Violations are listed and accompanied by the corresponding WV Food Code Reference.  Critical violations are conditions that have the potential of causing a food borne illness.  Normally, the smaller food establishments, such as mini marts and taverns, will have fewer critical violations due to the small volume of food preparation.  Larger establishments, on the other hand, have a bigger potential for critical violations due to the higher volume of food preparation. If you have any questions, please contact us.


Food Service Worker Training
In addition to the required Health Permit to operate, establishments must insure that all food service workers are properly trained.  The training for food service workers can be completed online via StateFoodSafety.com.  These classes are designed to educate the proper techniques, methods, and requirements of a food establishment and it's workers. See our document here for more State Approved Food Manager Courses.
Feel free to contact the health department with any questions or concerns. 

October 8, 2021
Berkeley & Morgan County Annual Manager Food School Training:

Dear Food Service Proprietor/Manager:
We hope this letter finds you well.
This is formal notification that we will not be having our food training class at this time in Berkeley or Morgan Counties due to the current Covid-19 pandemic. Our community is still experiencing high community transmission rates and our offices are once again involved in community vaccination clinics.
We are inspecting so please make sure that you are ready at all times. Remember that one person from your establishment must have successfully passed an approved Manager Level Training by December 31, 2021. We will be asking for this documentation at time of inspection.
Thank you and we hope to be able to see you all for this training in the near future.
Sincerely,
Berkeley/Morgan Board of Health

Farmers Market Vendor Guide 
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (WVDHHR), West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA), and the West Virginia Farmers Market Association have worked together with other members of the West Virginia Food Safety and Food Defense Task Force to develop the  Farmers Market Application . This guide provides consistent information for farmers, food vendors, and sanitarians who work together to provide fresh, safe, and quality food for the consumer. This document is to be used for guidance to determine what food items may be sold and the conditions that must be met at the point of sale. 

National Recall Information
In an effort to keep the citizens of Berkeley County current on all regional and national recalls, please refer to Recalls.gov.  If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact us for more information.

​Fight Bacteria!

  1. Clean - Wash hands and surfaces often
  2. Separate - Don't cross contaminate 
  3. Cook - Cook to proper temperatures 
  4. Chill - Refrigerate promptly 
  5. When you prepare food, wash hands with soap and hot water before and after handling food, and after using the bathroom, changing diapers, or handling pets. 
  6. Use paper towels or clean cloths to wipe up kitchen surfaces or spills. Wash cloths often in the hot cycle of your washing machine. 
  7. Wash cutting boards, dishes, utensils, and counter tops with hot, soapy water after preparing each food item and before you go on to the next item. A solution of 1 teaspoon of bleach in 1 quart of water may be used to sanitize washed surfaces and utensils. ​​

Environmental Services

Not only do we provide programs for your health, we also ensure your surroundings are safe.

BERKELEY COUNTY

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Health Department