June 24, 2022: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has listed Fairfield, Hartford, New London, Middlesex, Tolland, and Windham Counties in Low/Green the as part of its COVID-19 Community Levels Map. Only Litchfield, Middlesex and New Haven County 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.

 

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Licensing & Complaints

Food Service Licensing

To obtain a food service License

Contact the local health department serving your town for information on obtaining a food service license. Specific requirements and procedures may vary from town to town, so it is important that you contact them prior to beginning any construction or renovation. If you are unsure of the name or location of your local health department, call the Food Protection Program at (860) 509-7297. Additional licenses may be required for baking or frozen desserts. Contact the Food Division of the Department of Consumer Protection for more information on these types of licenses.

The FDA Plan Review Guidelines provide an overview of information that local health departments may request from an owner prior to new construction or renovation of a food service establishment. 

 

Complaint about a food service establishment

To file a complaint about a food service establishment, report an illness that appears to be associated with food consumption or to get information on food safety in general; A particular food establishment; or some other food related issue, contact your local health department. If necessary, the local health department will contact this program for assistance or direction. If for some reason, you are unable to contact your local health department, or you need additional information, please call the Food Protection Program at (860) 509-7297.

 

Foodborne Alert Complaint (pdf)

 

Fillable Foodborne Alert Complaint (pdf)