July 1, 2022: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has listed Fairfield, Hartford, New London, Tolland, and Windham Counties in Low/Green the as part of its COVID-19 Community Levels Map. Only Litchfield, Middlesex and New Haven Counties are listed in the Medium/Yellow category. Residents who live in the Medium /Yellow counties who are at a high risk for severe illness, should talk to their health care provider about whether to wear a mask and take other precautions. These residents should stay up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines and get tested if they have symptoms. Visit the CDC COVID-19 Community Levels Map for updates.

Education and Training

Ill Food Worker Educational Campaign

The Food Protection Program completed a educational campaign to educate and provide posters to food establishments to decrease the occurrence of foodborne illnesses caused by food workers working while ill with vomiting and/or diarrhea. The materials provided were in English, Spanish, and Chinese and can be located below:

Certified Food Inspectors NEW 2022 !

Approved online courses, webinars, and trainings

Certified Food Protection Manager / Qualified Food Operator

Most food establishments in Connecticut will be required to have a Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) depending on their classification. CFPM was formerly known as the Qualified Food Operator (QFO). The Connecticut inspection form and supporting documents still reference QFO, however, the Connecticut General Statutes 19a-36g (2) reflects the use of CFPM. The regulations regarding this person's responsibilities are located here:

There are currently 5 testing organizations approved in CT

2022 CFPM / QFO Exam and Training Course Providers in Connecticut