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.

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The City of Danbury Department of Health and Human Services works closely with food service establishments to ensure sanitation and safety standards are being followed.

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This page contains the most updated information and resources for restaurant owners and operators.

Temporary Event License Applications

Seasonal Event License Applications

Food Education Courses

Restaurant Resources

*Classes are canceled until further notice*

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. Cancellations without a 48 hour notice are subject to a $35 exam reorder fee. The 8-hour class includes a textbook, examination, and certificate of completion.

To register, or for more information, follow this link.

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.

To register, or for more information, follow this link.

What does it mean for me?

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Cottage Food production is held to the highest safety standards and all practices within the business must be in compliance with laws set by the State of Connecticut and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Cottage Food License and Information