The State of West Virginia revised Legislative Rule 64CSR17 concerning Food Establishments. The new Rule adopts the 2005 FDA model 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.
In an effort to increase awareness and improve services for the citizens of Mineral County, the Mineral County Health Department will publish Food Establishment Inspection Scores starting January 1st, 2008. The scores will be published to this website on a monthly basis and remain here for a reference. Inspections on these facilities are conducted at least twice per year and more often if needed. In addition to the required Health Permit to operate, establishments must insure that all food service workers obtain a Food Handler's Permit. Classes for Food Handlers are conducted monthly and are designed to educate the proper techniques, methods, and requirements of a food establishment and its workers.
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 this 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.
For more on this, please refer to our Regulations and Forms page or contact us!
In an effort to keep the citizens of Mineral County current on all national recalls, please refer to Recalls.gov. If you have any questions or concerns,please feel free to contact us for more information.