Food Safety Program

The State of West Virginia revised Legislative Rule 64CSR17 concerning Food Establishments.  The new Rule adopts the 2013 US FDA 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 Establishments located at fairs, festivals, roadside stands, etc.

Morgan County Download Temporary Food Establishment Documents

Berkeley County - Download Temporary Food Establishment Documents

Online Class

Online Inspections

Critical violations are conditions that have the potential of causing a food borne illness. 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. 

Preparing Food
Woman at Farmers Market

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 Vendor Guide. 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- Morgan 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 countertops 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. ​​

Hand Hygiene