Division of Environmental Health

Fairfax County, Virginia

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

703-246-2444
TTY 711

10777 Main Street, Suite 100
Fairfax, VA 22030

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

Food Establishment Owners and Operators

Fairfax County Health Department works with owners and operators of food establishments in Fairfax County and the Cities of Falls Church and Fairfax City to ensure food safety throughout the community.

The Health Department reviews food establishment plans and conducts pre-operational inspections; inspects more than 3,300 permitted food establishments, including restaurants, public schools, day care centers and hospital kitchens; inspects and permits temporary food establishments at events such as fairs and festivals; responds to citizen complaints and inquiries; investigates foodborne illness outbreaks to determine the source and to minimize the spread of disease; provides food safety information; and holds food safety workshops.

Permits

Guidance

Food Inspections

Basic Food Handler Training Course

Help prevent foodborne illness in your food establishment by receiving training from the Health Department on food safety practices in the workplace. Courses will be offered quarterly starting in Summer 2018.

Food for Thought Newsletter August 2018

Food for Thought Newsletter

Read the current issue: Temporary Food Events: A Reference Checklist (Aug. 2018) | español

Past Issues

Training Materials

Train staff on proper food safety practices to lower the chance of foodborne illness.

AMC for Food Safety

Use Active Managerial Control to lead workers in food handling practices that help prevent foodborne illness.

Awards and Programs

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