Active Managerial Control and Training

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Retail Food Establishment Compliance Rules Regulation Safety Sanitation borne Illness handling guide training procedures monitoring management forums

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, comfortable and practicing safe production procedures.

Active Managerial Control is assessing Procedures, Training and Monitoring by:

  • Knowing when to restrict or exclude an ill employee

  • Having a knowledgeable, well-trained staff

  • Having a proactive approach to identify, evaluate and control food safety hazards

  • Having Standard Operating Procedures

  • Knowing corrective actions

  • Keeping records/monitoring food quality and individuals handling food

The Food Safety Program has compiled a list of downloadable and linked resources that can aid a Retail Food Establishment (view at right).  The Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment Food Safety Program provided signage and handouts are first, followed by additional resources.

Food Safety & You

There are numerous resources available to industry professionals to enrich operations.  The Food Safety Program at Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment 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 establishments that request on-site demonstrations.


Future forums and topics are scheduled in the box below.  Past presentations and resources are also available.  Contact the Food Safety Program at 719.583.4307 to become involved or if you have ideas for future Food Safety Forums.




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 Call 719-583-4307 to reserve a spot or to request a personalized class for your facility (at a cost of $120.00). All classes are held at the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment, 101 W. 9th St, Pueblo, CO 81003 - 3rd Floor Conference Room C unless otherwise noted.