The food safety program at the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment works with local retail food establishments to promote and protect consumer health. The food program’s main goals include:

  • Working to reduce the risk factors that cause foodborne illnesses
  • Ensuring food sold and served to the public is safe
  • Promoting compliance with State food safety laws and regulations through education and enforcement

Services Provided

  • Licensing and inspection of retail food operations
  • Temporary food event inspections including plan review prior to each event
  • Food safety classes, training, and community news resources
  • Investigation and follow-up reports of foodborne illness and general public health complaints associated with food service operations
  • Change of ownership inspections for prospective real estate transactions involving food establishments
  • Assistance with consumer alerts and food recalls
  • Construction guidance for new establishments or establishments planning to remodel


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