New Mexico
Environment Department

Contact Information:
(505) 827-2855 MAIN // 1-800-219-6157 (toll free)
Environmental Emergencies:
505-827-9329 (24 hrs)

Food Program

Certified Food Manager

 

Certified Food Protection Manager Requirement

Unless a variance is approved as outlined below, at least one employee at each permitted food establishment that has supervisory and management responsibility and has authority to direct and control food preparation and service must be a Certified Food Protection Manager beginning April 1, 2019.

Certified Food Protection Manager Requirement Updates Beginning April 1, 2019

2019 Requirement Updates Effective April 1, 2019

·       A Certified Food Protection Manager is required for each Food Permit issued by NMED.

·       A Certified Food Protection Manager is permitted to be responsible for more than a single food establishment with an approved variance.

·       A Certified Food Protection Manager is not required for food facilities permitted as Manufactured Food facilities.

·       Download the Variance Application here and then submit to food.program@state.nm.us or mail to the Field Office nearest you.