Food Protection

chef cookingRESTAURANT INSPECTIONS

Environmental Health Specialists inspect places that prepare food for public consumption. This includes restaurants, school cafeterias, day-care centers, hospitals and more. We also inspect temporary food service vendors at local festivals. Check out the latest inspections of your favorite restaurant at http://healthspace.com/Clients/VDH/VDH/web.nsf/home.xsp.


WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO OPEN A NEW RESTAURANT?

All parties interested in opening new facilities, changing ownership of existing facilities, and changing names of existing facilities need to fill out a new permit application.  New facilities may need to fill out a plan review form in addition to the permit application.  Please contact your local health department to find out what forms are needed for your facility and if any fees need to be submitted with the forms.

CONTACT YOUR LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT:

Amherst County434.946.9408
Appomattox County434.352.2313
Bedford County540.586.7952
Campbell County:  434.592.9550
Lynchburg (District Office): 434.477.5900

LINKS:

Commonwealth of Virginia Food Regulations

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

FDA Recalls

U.S. Centers for Disease Control