UPDATE: Food safety deadline extended to April 1, 2019.  More information can be found here

Meeting the Food Safety Certification deadline has been an urgent need for restaurants. A news release from the New Mexico Environment Department has confirmed that the implementation deadline for certification has been extended indefinitely.

According to the New Mexico Environment Department, “This extension will ensure that NMED-permitted food establishments across the state are able to meet the requirements. In addition, the NMED will continue its dialogue with food establishments and industry to address questions and concerns regarding the Food Handler Card and Certified Manager Certification requirements, and to modify these provisions as necessary.”

For further information, contact your local Environment Department field office.  Find your office here.

Visit the NMED Food Program’s website here.