Division of Environmental Health

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our Environmental Health Services office at 10777 Main Street in Fairfax is open during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday. Clinic services are not offered at this location.

TTY 711

10777 Main Street, Suite 100
Fairfax, VA 22030

Pieter A. Sheehan, REHS,
Director, Division of Environmental Health

Food Safety

Food handling safety risks are more common than most people think. Each year, roughly 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) gets sick, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die from foodborne diseases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Learn what you can do as a consumer or food operator to keep food safe and lower the chance of food-related illnesses.

NEW! Planning and Land Use System - PLUS

Use the Planning and Land Use System (PLUS) to apply for permits, track the status of your application, update information, upload documents, pay fees, and search property information.

If you have any questions, please call us at 703-246-2201.

Training materials and videos are available to help you get started. 

PLUS Webinar Wednesdays

We recently gave PLUS Webinar Wednesday presentations to discuss the Temporary Food Event Application Process and HCORE Applications/Health Sanitation Inspection. Watch these recordings:

Learn more about PLUS Webinar Wednesdays.

Keep Food Safe at Home

Learn how to prevent foodborne illness.

Food Establishment Owners and Operators

Protect your customers from foodborne illness.

Food Inspection Reports

Find inspection reports for restaurants, fast food operations, delis, cafeterias and other types of food establishments.

Food Safety Awards and Programs

See criteria for food safety excellence awards and the restaurants or operators who have received awards.


Complaints may be reported to the Health Department through the county's Planning and Land Use System.

To submit a foodborne illness complaint, you must be logged into the PLUS system and Create an Online Application for a Foodborne Illness Complaint.

Food Safety Recalls

A food recall occurs when a food producer takes a product off the market because there is reason to believe that it may cause consumers to become ill.  

Real-time notices of recalls and public health alerts from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are listed here. Scroll through the items listed in the widget and click on the recall or alert for more information.

Recalls are very specific, meaning all information must match for a product to be considered part of a recall. If a product doesn't match all the information in the recall completely, then it is not considered part of the recall and is safe to use.

If the product details in the recall notice match the details on the food product you have at home, do not open or consume the product.

Learn more about recalls and outbreaks.

Food Safety Recalls

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