Project SummaryThe West Virginia Conformance with the Voluntary National Retail Food RegulatoryProgram Standards (VNRFRPS) project is designed to enhance West Virginia Bureau forPublic Health?s (WVBPH) conformance with the VNRFRPS. The WVBPH VNRFRPSproject includes updating polices, implementing outreach and education strategies forindustry, implementing an environmental assessment project in care facilities andmaintaining an environmental health electronic reporting system for food inspections. Theprogram plans to implement a project to conduct joint environmental health assessmentsat care facilities that experience gastrointestinal outbreaks.The state?s food protection program will be strengthened by increased capacity forconducting environmental assessments. Facilities will be provided with educationalmaterials for ways to control respiratory illness in the facilities and proper protocol for illfood workers. WVBPH plans to share materials developed with these projects with otherregulatory agencies.