The JCPH Food Protection and Safety Program works to prevent foodborne illness outbreaks and assure that Jefferson County citizens and visitors are provided with safe food. Staff routinely inspects food service operations, such as restaurants, delicatessens, school cafeterias and retail markets to ensure compliance with the New Colorado Retail Food Establishment Rules and Regulations effective March 1, 2013. State health is offering a class to train on the specific changes to the new regulations, click here for more information.
According to Centers for Disease Control 2011 estimates, foodborne illnesses cause 3,000 deaths in the U.S. each year and more than 48 million illnesses (roughtly 1 in 6 Americans) per year.
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Information from the federal government including, Food Alerts and Recalls
Food Defense and Emergency Response: Defending food from intentional contamination depends on you!
ALERT, a food defense awareness program, defines what food defense means and how to make it part of your food service operation.
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