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 at the health department or can be obtained anytime by going to StateFoodSafety™ - Food Handlers Card (print certificate and bring to Health Department for credit) or for a statewide card click here. These classes are designed to educate the proper techniques, methods, and requirements of a food establishment and it's workers.
National Recall Information
In an effort to keep the citizens of Mineral 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.
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. The scores will be published to this website on a quarterly basis and remain here for a reference. Inspections on these facilities are conducted at least twice per year and more often if needed.