Food Safety Program


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.


Online Inspections

In an effort to increase awareness and improve services for the citizens of Morgan County, the Morgan County Health Department will publishFood 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 Handler's Permits

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.  Additionally, we are pleased to announce a new method to satisfy the requirement for food handlers training. The training for food service workers can now be completed online via StateFoodSafety.com, by taking the Morgan County, West Virginia Food Handlers Card Training Course.   ​The course is available in several languages and is displayed in an audio visual format. There is a $10.00 charge to take the course. Feel free to contact the health department with any questions or concerns. These classes are designed to educate the proper techniques, methods, and requirements of a food establishment and it's 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 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 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 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. ​​

​HEALTH DEPARTMENT

MORGAN COUNTY

Environmental Services

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

8:30AM - 4:30PM M-F,  (304) 258-1513