Food Protection Program

Food Protection Program

The Department of Health and Human Services provides licensure and annual inspections for all food service establishments within the City of Danbury including; restaurants, markets, caterers, private clubs, itinerant vendors, school cafeterias, group homes, day care centers, nursing homes, and temporary events. In addition, the Department reviews plans for proposed food service establishments. We offer re-inspections at the owner’s request, if unsatisfied with the current rating.

Danbury is known for its wide variety of temporary food service events. Our team takes a great interest in these events to assure that vendors who operate the food booths are fully educated on food safety issues.

The Department of Health and Human Services offers a Food Handler Training course. The course covers essential topics related to the preparation, storage, and serving of food to the public. Attendees who pass the exam will receive a training certificate that satisfies the “On-Premise Training Record” of Section 19-13-B42 of the Public Health Code.

There is a required fee of $40.00 per person or $200.00 for a group of 6 people.

The Department of Health and Human Services offers a Certified Food Manager course developed by the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals (NRFSP). The Certified Food Manager course meets the Connecticut Public Health Code requirements for Qualified Food Operator (QFO) Certification for food service establishments. Certified Food Manager Certificate and re-certification program fees are $160.00 per person. The 8-hour class includes a textbook, examination, and certificate of completion.

Join us for an information session regarding Connecticut adopting the FDA Food Code.
Thursday, November 16th, 2017 from 7pm-8pm or
Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 from 10am-11am
Here at City Hall! 
Please RSVP Here if you plan on attending


Click Here to View Connecticut’s New Food Code Infographic

Click Here for More Information and to Register For the Certified Food Manager Course

Click Here for More Information and to Register For the Food Handler Course