Making sure you know the most current regulations to keep your customers safe is the first line of defense for a successful restaurant.
Food safety regulations are based on the location of your establishment. Requirements fall under one of three areas of jurisdiction: Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, and the rest of New Mexico.
We have compiled quick lists of resources for you to easily access the regulations in your area. Check your jurisdiction’s website for updates and specific information. Contact us if there is other information you’d like to see included.
ATTENTION: The food safety deadline has been extended indefinitely by the New Mexico Environmental Health Bureau. More information can be found here.
Businesses outside of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County follow the regulations of the State of New Mexico Environmental Health Bureau. The regulations proposed before the Environmental Improvement Board on December 18, 2015 were approved. The regulations became effective on March 1, 2016. The new compliance deadline has not yet been set. What do the new regulations mean to you? NMRA CEO’s Blog on the details and background of the changes.
- Information on the responsibilities of a “Person in Charge“. Each permitted food establishment will need to have a “Person in Charge” designated at all times during during hours of operation. “Person in Charge” Fact sheet and requirements
- FAQ’s on NEW Foodhandler Card Requirement
- NMRA, through the National Restaurant Association, is an approved vendor for the new foodhandler cards.
- Definitions on NEW Certified Food Protection Manager Requirement
- New Mexico has adopted the FDA 2013 Model Food Code
- Food Regulation Updates and Links from NM Environmental Health
- State of New Mexico Retail Food Inspection Form (includes restaurants, schools, snack bars)
- New Mexico Food Code Regulations
- Retail food Field Guide
Businesses within the Albuquerque city limits follow the regulations of the Environmental Health Department of the City of Albuquerque.
- Albuquerque has adopted the FDA 2009 Model Food Code
- Five Reportable Illnesses
- Food Safety Checklist
- City of Albuquerque FOOD INSPECTION FORM
- Employee Reporting Agreement FORM 1-B
- Food Safety Tips and Guidelines
- Albuquerque’s Code Ordinance
Businesses within the unincorporated areas of Bernalillo County follow the regulations of the Food Safety Section of the Planning and Development Department of Bernalillo County.
- Bernalillo County has adopted the 2005 FDA Model Food Code
- Bernalillo County Environmental Health Code
- Bernalillo County Inspection Form
- Bernalillo County’s County Ordinance
- Planning and Development Overview of Services