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The Board of Health has made the following revision of their Local Rules, Policies, and Procedures to align with state regulations:

4.2 – Training and Certification of Food Protection Managers and Food Handlers

 Food Protection Managers – Effective January 1August 30, 2019, whenever food is being prepared or served in a food establishment (including temporary food establishments), the “person in charge” on the premises shall be a currently certified Food Protection Manager through one of the ANSI/CFP-accredited Food Protection Manager certification programs. A waiver of this requirement may be made for retail food facilities where only commercially prepackaged food is handled and sold and temporary food vendors serving only prepackaged foods if they possess a current Jefferson County or West Virginia statewide food handler card.

 Food Handlers – Effective January 1, 2019, every food handler in Jefferson County shall possess a food handler card issued by the Jefferson County Health Department or a statewide food handler’s card issued by another West Virginia jurisdiction. A food handler card shall not be issued unless the person has completed either a food handler training course conducted by the Jefferson County Health Department or an online ANSI-accredited food handler training course within the previous 30 days.

Public comments on this revision may be emailed to JeffersonLHD@wv.gov or mailed to 1948 Wiltshire Road, Suite 1, Kearneysville, WV 25430.