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Virginia Local Department of Health and Agriculture Contact Information

Virginia State Department of Health Contact Information

Most questions regarding food production, handling, sales and serving, including cottage food laws and regulations are handled by the state's local health department or department of agriculture, and sometimes by a city or county business registration office.

Virginia Health Department

Main Office:

Virginia Department of Health
P.O. Box 2448
Richmond,,  Virginia 23218-2448
109 Governor Street
Richmond,,  Virginia 23219

If you have a question about your food establishment that cannot be answered here, don't hesitate to contact your local Environmental Health Office or Ask the Food Safety Experts. Together, let's make Virginia the best (and safest!) fed state!

Information for Virginia Restaurant Owners & Employees


Virginia Food Establishment Operators Information

Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) Certification
By July 1, 2018, food establishments (including temporary food establishments) will need to have at least one employee with supervisory and management responsibilities and the authority to direct and control food preparation and service who is a Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM).


Virginia Local Health Districts

District Map of Virginia

Lord Fairfax Health District Roanoke City Health District Central Shenandoah Health District Alleghany Health District New River Health District Mount Rogers Health District Cumberland Plateau Health District Lenowisco Health District space West Piedmont Health District Danville Health District Central Virginia Health District space space Richmond Health District Loudoun Health District Chesterfield Health District Southside Health District Piedmont Health District Blue Ridge Health District (BRHD) Rappahannock Rapidan Health District Fairfax Health District Fairfax Health District Rappahannock Health District Chickahominy Health District Henrico Health District Arlington Health District Alexandria Health District Prince William Health District Three Rivers Health District Eastern Shore Health District Crater Health District Western Tidewater Health District Chesapeake Health District Portsmouth Health District Norfolk Health District Hampton Health District Virginia Beach Health District Peninsula Health District Danville Health District Roanoke City Health District Chesterfield Health District Rappahannock Health District Alexandria Health District Arlington Health District Prince William Health District Chesapeake Health District Portsmouth Health District Norfolk Health District Virginia Beach Health District Hampton Health District Peninsula Health District Henrico Health District Chickahominy Health District Richmond Health District

Virginia local department of health contacts

The following counties have websites, and some have Facebook pages, that provide information regarding their department and its services:

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website

FDA Labeling and Nutrition

Nutrition Facts Label, Label Claims, Menu and Vending Machine Labeling, Gluten-Free Labeling

FDA Ingredients and Packaging

Food & Color Additives, GRAS, Food Allergens, Food Contact Substances, New Plant Varieties

U.S. Department of Agriculture

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has a tool, the AskUSDA site providing information from across USDA all in one place. Just type key words or phrases into the search box. Your search will provide the top 10 results from across USDA. For the best search results, keep in mind that including "and" in the search box will exclude articles that don't include all searched words. Including "or" in the search box will include articles with any of the searched words.

If you have specific USDA questions that you cannot find answers to on the site, call (202) 720-2791 or email USDA at [email protected].

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

If you are looking for the national US Department of Health, that's the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and here is the mailing address and phone number:

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Hubert H. Humphrey Building
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20201
Toll Free Call Center: 1-877-696-6775
Note: Please be aware that mail sent to their Washington D.C. area offices takes an additional 3-4 days to process due to security precautions.



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