Resources for Food Businesses
New Mexico Environment Department
The new Food Regulations became effective on January 1, 2019. The Food Handler Card and Certified Food Protection Manager requirements were updated and became effective on April 1, 2019. For specific information and requirements, see the “2019 Food Regulation Summary of Changes” below or visit Food Handler Card or Certified Food Protection Manager for more information concerning changes to these requirements.
The following resources provided from New Mexico Environment Department are available to help you prepare for the upcoming changes:
- 2019 Food Regulation Summary of Changes (Including Food Handler Card and Certified Food Protection Manager changes)
- Retail and Manufactured Food Field Guide 2019 Version – The Field Guide is the most user-friendly way to review the regulations, it combined the 2017 Food Code with the changes made for NM into a single document.
- Official Regulations (1/1/2019)
- 2017 Food Code (External Link to FDA website)
- Regulation Update Notification Letter (Sent to food facility owners in October 2018)
Check out New Mexico Environment Department for more information or call TCEDC at 575-758-8731 to make an appointment today.
Below are a few of the most commonly used applications for Taos Food Center. If you need applications for Food Variance, Home-Based Food Processor, or Food Handler Training Exemptions please visit New Mexico Environment Department’s Application page for more information.
- Retail Food Application: Food Facility – Application to operate a food establishment, mobile food establishment, pushcart, food processing plant, servicing area (commissary), or mobile support unit.
- Manufactured Application: Food Facility – Application to operate a food establishment, mobile food establishment, pushcart, food processing plant, servicing area (commissary), or mobile support unit.
- Temporary Food Establishment Application – Application to operate a temporary food establishment. There is now a single application, regardless of event length.
- State and Tribal Food Safety Program Registration Form – The State and Tribal Food Safety Program allows certain non-hazardous foods to be prepared on Pueblo/Tribal lands to be sold within NMED’s regulatory jurisdiction. To qualify, individuals must submit a registration form and be approved by NMED.
If you have questions aboutand of the Food Permits or Application process, please schedule an appointment with Mercedes by calling 575-758-8731 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or find the NMED Field Office closest to you.