Food Protection Program

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CT Department of Public Health has completed the legal process for the implementation of the FDA Food Code, which replaces all previous State regulations pertaining to food safety. As a result, there will be several changes in the inspection and permitting process for all food service facilities across the State.  Some significant changes:

  • Staff will no longer use the inspection report that utilized a scoring system. The new FDA-based inspection form will be used which does not provide numerical score, but has violations categorized according to the risk potential for causing foodborne illness.
  • The Rating program has been suspended at this time.  Instead, a NOTICE informing customers that inspection reports are available for viewing upon request must be posted in the same visible location where the Rating was. This NOTICE (image above) contains a QR Code linking to the Health Department Search Inspections website.

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Training & Testing Information

Most food establishments will be required to have a Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) depending on their classification.  A CFPM certification program must be evaluated and listed by a Conference for Food Protection (CFP)- recognized accrediting agency to comply.
ANSI-CFP Approved Testing Organizations
StateFoodSafety CFPM Certification & Training
CT Restaurant Association: ServSafe & Industry Training
2023 ServSafe In-Person Schedule

StateFoodSafety Food Handler Card


CT Adopts 2022 FDA Food Code

Resources for Food Service Owners, Operators & Managers

2022 FDA Food Code
Summary of Changes in the 2022 FDA Food Code
FDA Employee Health & Personal Hygiene Handbook
Notification Letter to Owners/Operators (3/7/23)
Ready-to-Eat, Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food, Date Marking
Clean-Up & Disinfection for Norovirus
Responding to Contamination (Vomiting & Diarrheal) Events
9 Major Food Allergens
Food Allergens Notifications: A Guidance for Industry
Menu Labeling Requirements

All Certified Food Protection Managers are required to have allergen training. These are some training sites:
ServSafe Allergens Online Course & Exam
CT Food Allergen Awareness Class
360 Training Food Allergy Awareness Training
Trust20 Allergy Awareness Certificate

Food Safety Information