Active Managerial Control (AMC)

Operating a retail food establishment requires compliance with rules and regulations for safety and sanitation. The best way to ensure compliance is by using Active Managerial Control (AMC).

AMC is a tool management personnel use to lead food workers in safe food handling by controlling foodborne 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. 

AMC is essential for a successful business and Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment's food safety program is available for help in implementing/designing a plan.

Active Managerial Control assesses 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 control food safety hazard
  • Having Standard Operating Procedures
  • Knowing corrective actions
  • Keeping records/monitoring food quality and individuals handling food

Helpful information from the FDA

Fun, flashcard app about AMC


Food Handler Training

In addition to the manager being trained and utilizing AMC, every food employee must have food safety training. Working in a retail food establishment is an important task and knowing proper sanitation and preparation techniques are essential for success and compliance.  Acceptable training includes:

  • ServSafe
  • Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment's Food Safety & You
  • Specialized in-house training which is reviewed/approved by us

Upcoming Certified Food Protection Manager Classes

Class located at the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment

RSVP (719) 583-4307

Seating is limited
$28 exam fee, credit card payment only


Upcoming review and exam sessions:

February 27, 2023
May 15, 2023
August 21, 2023
October 9, 2023
November 21, 2023

All Dates: 1:00 – 5:00 PM