This page will help ensure you know the most current regulations to keep your customers safe.

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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.

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State of New Mexico

Businesses outside of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County follow the regulations of the State of New Mexico NMED Food Program.  The regulations proposed before the Environmental Improvement Board (EIB) on August 24, 2018 were approved. The new compliance deadline is APRIL 1,2019CLICK HERE for details.


Businesses within the Albuquerque city limits follow the regulations of the Environmental Health Department of the City of Albuquerque.

Bernalillo County

Bernalillo County Environment Department has adopted the 2022 Food Code with a few changes.

  • They will follow what the state environment department is requiring for restaurants.
    • Establishments are required to have at least one ServSafe Manager certified employee on duty at all times.
    • If an organization has numerous locations ie., Lotaburger, then a certified Manager can come from another store for an inspection as long as they get there in a reasonable amount of time ie., 30 minutes.
    • Every restaurant must display an allergen poster in sight of customers describing all 9 allergens. Sesame is the latest addition to this list. The environment department will create these posters.
    • Food Handler certification is required for all employees handling food, FOH & BOH.
  • Raw Milk and ungraded eggs allowed in retail locations (grocery stores).
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.

Additional Resources/Posters:


Minimum Cooking Temperatures Norovirus and Handwashing

Guidance Docs:

Sample Consumer Advisory: “Consuming raw or under-cooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food-borne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.”

Supplier Approval Program

White Papers:

The Future of Food Safety Norovirus and the Notorious Dangers Supplier Approval Programs: Beyond the Checklist

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