The Alexandria Health District serves a population of 140,000 in the small span of 16 square miles. The city is known for its diverse neighborhoods with award winning chefs and independently owned eateries filled with international flair, to an abundance of activities ranging from boat cruises to guided historical tours of Old Town. The Environmental Health Division provides services in many program areas including food, rabies control, aquatic health, marinas, private wells, hotels, West Nile virus surveillance, and environmental complaints. The staff of the Environmental Health Division is composed of two administrative support personnel, eight Environmental Health Specialists, one Biologist, one Environmental Health Supervisor, and one Environmental Health Manager.
Of the more than 1000 facilities permitted with the Environmental Health Division, approximately 850 are food establishments. On this website, you can view the most current food safety evaluations and assessments for all food establishments within the Alexandria Health District. Food establishments are scheduled for food safety evaluations and assessments on a based upon the 2013 FDA Food Code risk categorization guidelines. In addition to evaluations and assessments, Environmental Health Specialists respond to all consumer complaints and provide supplemental risk-factor specific on-site training as needed or upon request.