There are numerous resources available to industry professionals to enrich operations. The Food Safety Program at Pueblo City-County Health offers a training course entitled, ‘Food Safety & You’. The course is a two-hour session that educates students in foodborne illnesses, its prevention, proper food handling, proper management and hands-on exercises. The course is taught by Food Program Inspectors and is available to the public in sessions twice per year (see schedule below) and is also available on demand and personalized for establishme
Retail operations that store, prepare or package food for consumers require a valid Retail Food Establishment License dated for the current year. Retail Food Establishment license fees are based on the type and size of operation and are only valid for a calendar year.
Operating a retail food establishment requires compliance with rules and regulations for safety and sanitation. The best way to ensure compliance is by utilizing Active Managerial Control (AMC). AMC is a tool management personnel use to lead food workers in safe food handling by controlling food borne illness risk factors and encouraging compliance. With the proper knowledge and available resources, management can guide retail operations to operate correctly and successfully. AMC requires dedicated and active managerial involvement to ensure employees are trained, co
The Food Safety Program at Pueblo City-County Health Department protects citizens through active monitoring and education of retail food establishments within Pueblo County. The food program works with local eateries to ensure safe food handling and to control risk factors that could lead to the development of foodborne illnesses. Through consistent, unannounced operational inspections the food program ensures retail food establishments are abiding by food regulations and are guarding consumers against the FDA’s identified risk factors. Operational inspections may on
Colorado public health departments are mandated through Colorado Senate Bill 194- Health Reauthorization Act to complete a comprehensive community health assessment.
In 2009, the Pueblo City-County Health Department received funds from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to pilot Community Health Assessment activities in Pueblo County. The Health Department partnered with various county-wide organizations and individuals to complete this assessment.
The Pueblo City-County Health Department is dedicated to helping the people of Pueblo County live long, healthy lives, and to ensure that each citizen is entitled to a healthy environment at home and in the workplace.
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How Pueblo City-County Health Department Serves You
Through all the medical terminology, laboratory tests, and policies, when you get to the bottom of it all, it’s done for one reason: You. The Health Department is here to serve you and your family and all the citizens of Pueblo County with the goal of helping you live a long and healthy life.
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