Retail Food Establishments

Environmental health specialists are responsible for licensing and inspecting all public food facilities such as restaurants, supermarkets, and other retail operations. In addition, environmental health Specialists conduct investigations of food and institution-based illness, complaints and vector control issues.


blue heading icons_letter  Risk-Based Inspection Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Retail Food Establishments in Colorado must be inspected twice per year or at a frequency determined by a risk-based alternative method. View the methodology behind inspections and risk factors. 


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​  Scam Alert for Restaurant Owners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


​Some restaurant owners have reported receiving a call from someone claiming to be a health inspector. The caller reportedly said an inspection needed to be scheduled and asked for a credit card payment. This is a scam and is not coming from state or local officials. If you get a similar call, please report it to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment at 303.692.3645, extension #1.


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Food Service Training  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


 

Colorado Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence Training
Epi-Ready, Applied Outbreak Investigation, and Environmental Assessment QuickTrain courses.  

Colorado State University, Food Preservation
$40 4-hour food safety training that provides a 3-year certification and meets the food safety training requirement for Colorado Cottage Foods Act established.

Certified Food Handler Course for Food Workers
$10 course approved by the Broomfield City and County Public and Environmental Health Department. This training is highly recommended, but optional.