​​What to do during a Boil Water Advisory for Food Establishments click here.

National Recall Information
In an effort to keep the citizens of Hampshire County current on all national recalls, please refer to Recalls.gov.  If you have any questions or concerns, contact the Environmental Health Section for more information.

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.

Fight Bacteria!

Clean - Wash hands and surfaces often
Separate - Don't cross contaminate
Cook - Cook to proper temperatures
Chill - Refrigerate promptly
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.
Use paper towels or clean cloths to wipe up kitchen surfaces or spills. Wash cloths often in the hot cycle of your washing machine.
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.

Food Safety

The State of West Virginia revised Legislative Rule 64CSR17 concerning Food Establishments.  The new Rule adopts the 2013 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 Hampshire County, the Hampshire 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.

Food Safety Training

It is required that all food service workers obtain a food service permit. A food service permit can be obtained by attending a food service training delivered by the health department. In addition, each food service location must have at least one ANSI approved food manager. The food service permits expire annually and require another course. Hampshire County Food Service permits are $10 and a statewide card is $20.  All non-profit organizations receive a 50% discount.

Food Safety Training can now be completed at the Hampshire County Health Department or online.  ANSI Approved food manager trainings can be found here https://anabpd.ansi.org/Accreditation/credentialing/personnel-certification/food-protection-manager/ALLdirectoryListing?menuID=8&prgID=8&statusID=4    The in person classes will be the 1st Friday of each month from 8:30am. - 10:00am.  It is advised to pre-register for classes by calling 304-496-9640  extension 9000.  Below is the link to the online training:

To receive training online, please click here.

Environmental Services