Virginia Food Safety State Requirements
Virginia Food Handlers
Virginia food handler safety training is necessary for employees in the food service and hospitality industry. Virginia food safety training is for employees (such as chefs, cooks, servers, preparers, vendors, caterers, supervisors and managers) who are involved in preparing, storing, or handling food that work in: (restaurants, bars, cafes, bakeries, delis, mobile food trucks, assisted-living, day care centers, and convenience stores).
Virginia Certified Food Managers
Virginia requires each retail food establishment to have a person-in-charge, an owner, or manager of a food establishment be a Certified Food Manager (CFM) as outlined in the FDA Food Code by successfully passing an accredited ANSI food safety certification exam.
- The ANSI Certification Exam is taken to certify that the food manager has demonstrated that he or she has the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to protect the public from foodborne illness.
- The Food Manager Certification is usually valid for 5 years. However, in a few local jurisdictions this may vary, so make sure to check with your local health authority.
Virginia – Food Manager Certification (ANSI)
Our Food Protection Manager Certification is approved by the American National Standards Institute and the Conference for Food Protection (ANSI-CFP). This accredited exam is state-accepted for food manager certification requirements for Food Management Professionals. The candidate must pass the food safety examination from an accredited certification provider to be recognized as a Certified Food Protection Manager.
Virginia Food Safety State Regulations
- Virginia Department of Health – Food Safety
- Virginia Administrative Code – Title 12: Health – Agency 5: Department of Health – Chapter 421: Food Regulations
- Virginia Guide to Employee Health in Food Establishments (PDF)
Food Truck and Food Vendor Rules and Associations
- Virginia Local Health Districts
- Virginia Mobile Food Units (PDF)
- City of Arlington – Mobile Food Vending Units
- Fairfax County – Mobile Food Vending
- Chesapeake Health Department – Mobile Food Unit Operational Guide (PDF)
- City of Hampton – Mobile Food Units (PDF)
- City of Norfolk – Food Truck Vendor Program
- City of Alexandria -Food Trucks
- Richmond Food Truck Association
- Virginia Wine Festival – Food Trucks
- Washingtonian – Food Truck Ban Lifted – May 2015
- Virginia Beach – Peddler and Solicitor Information (PDF)
- Virginia Beach -An outdoor food truck park by Eat the Streets 757 has been granted a one-year conditional-use permit to operate at the Oceanfront.
- Virginia Beach Administrative Code – Chapter 26: Peddler and Solicitors
Virginia Food Safety State Contact Info
Virginia Department of Health
Environmental Health – Food Safety
109 Governor Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: (804) 864-7454
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