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Food Program

We protect public health by permitting and inspecting establishments such as restaurants, school cafeterias, hospital cafeterias, and temporary event vendors (booths at public fairs).

We help to insure that food is prepared and maintained safely to prevent food borne illnesses (salmonella, etc).

We investigate reports of food borne illnesses and work with businesses and citizens to educate and correct deficiencies .

Requirements For Operating A Food Establishment
Requirements For Operating A Temporary Food Service Establishment (Food booth)
Requirements For Operating A Mobile Food Unit (push cart, mobile vehicle)
Review Your Favorite Food Establishment’s Inspection Reports
Virginia Food Regulations

Reporting a Food - Borne Illness

Information you need to provide:

  • Your Name, Address, and Daytime Telephone Number (illnesses can also be reported anonymously)
  • A List of Symptoms. What day and time did they start?
  • Have the symptoms gone away? If yes, when?
  • Do you know anyone else who had similar symptoms? Did  you eat or drink anything at an event or food establishment  together? If possible, supply the names and phone  numbers of others who became ill
  • If you believe you became ill from eating at a particular place or event, we will need the name of the establishment  or event and a list of everything you ate.
  • If two or more unrelated people became ill, we may need to  know where they ate and what they ate for the last three  days.

To report a food-borne illness during weekend hours, contact  the Charlottesville/Albemarle health Department at (434) 972- 6259 and leave a voicemail message for the Environmental Health Specialist on call.

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VA Food Regulations

Last Updated: 08-18-2011

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