The Archuleta County Public Health Department (ACPHD) food safety program protects public health by working to reduce factors which cause most foodborne illnesses. ACPHD works with partners to ensure food sold and served to the public is free of contamination and spoilage. In addition, working together with restauranteurs to promote compliance with state food safety laws and regulations through education and enforcement keeping the community safe.
Licenses and inspects restaurants, grocery stores, delis, concession stands. food processors, mobile food units and pushcarts.
Reviews construction plans and inspects new or extensively remodeled food establishments and/or ones that are changing owners.
Investigates foodborne outbreaks and follow ups on consumer complaints
Coordinates food safety training for restaurant managers and staff in partnership with Colorado State University Extension.
Maintains the Restaurant Inspection Database for the public.