Enviro~Connections - May 10, 2017

Enviro~Connections (May 10, 2017) -- Certified Food Managers, EROP cases, Permitting Conference)

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[ May 10, 2017]


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Maricopa County Environmental Services provides essential, regional environmental services seeking to prevent and remove environmental health risks. The Department’s Environmental Health Specialists and Field Technicians are in the community every day making sure that among other things, food in all the eating and drinking establishments in the County is protected from contamination, that water supplies throughout the County are safe to drink, and that vector borne health illnesses and risks are minimized. It is our belief that with continued support, future generations will reap the benefits of today’s actions.

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Central & Roosevelt


Environmental Services Department

Adminstration Building (Map)
1001 N. Central Ave. Suite 401
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: (602) 506-6616

8:00 a.m. - 5:00p.m

Monday thru Friday

(Excluding Holidays) 

Department Locations & Hours


Need assistance en Español or in 中文 for your food related business?


Nuestros representantes o enlaces para negocios hispanos de venta de alimentos están disponibles para asistirles entendiendo las necesidades culturales de su negocio y asistiéndoles en su idioma.

Do you need to make sure that your ethnic foods meet Maricopa County Health Code standards? Our language liaisons are available to assist you!

Chinese Words


Llámenos hoy! Call us today:

(602) 506-3408

MCESD Environmental Health Division Office Locations:

Central Regional Office (Map)
1001 N. Central Ave. Suite 301
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: (602) 506-6272

8:00 a.m. - 5:00p.m.
Monday thru Friday
(Excluding Holidays)

Eastern Regional Office (Map)
106 E. Baseline Rd.,
Mesa, AZ 85210
Phone: (602) 372-3000

8:00 a.m. - 5:00p.m.
Monday thru Friday
(Excluding Holidays)

Northern Regional Office (Map)
15023 N. 75th St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Phone: (480) 483-4703

8:00 a.m. - 12:00p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 5:00p.m.
Monday thru Friday
(Excluding Holidays)

Western Regional Office (Map)
16140 N. Arrowhead Fountain Center Dr., Suite #105
Peoria, AZ 85382
Phone: (623) 939-5788

8:00 a.m. - 5:00p.m.
Monday thru Friday
(Excluding Holidays)

Mobile Food Office (Map)
1645 E. Roosevelt
Phoenix, AZ 85006
Phone: (602) 506-6872

8:00 a.m. - 5:00p.m.
Monday thru Friday
(Excluding Holidays)

Certified Food Protection Manager Certificate

A Certified Food Protection Manager shall obtain a CFPM Certificate after successful completion of a test from a Food Protection Manager Certification program as described in the 2013 FDA Food Code, § 2-102.20. 
Maricopa County does not provide this testing or instruction for the Certified Food Protection Manager Certificate. 

The following is a list of Food Manager Certification providers that currently are ANSI-Accredited providers of Food Manager Testing, as described in the FDA 2013 Food Code §2-102.20.

For Food Manager Certification Training, you may visit the currently ANSI-Accredited provider of Food Manager Training listed below:

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Maricopa County announces changes in Certified Food Manager Requirements

Food Manager

Maricopa County is discontinuing the County issued cards and associated fees for the Certified Food Protection Manager (CFM). 
Each food establishment is still required to have at least one (1) Certified Food Protection Manager on staff.


The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved the discontinuation of County issued cards and associated fees for the Certified Food Protection Manager (CFM). Although the County will no longer provide the CFM cards, Maricopa County Environmental Services Department (MCESD) requires all food establishments handling open foods where time/temperature control for food safety is part of the operation, to have at least one CFM.


The Certified Food Protection Manager training and exams are offered by ANSI-CFP Accredited Organizations. Maricopa County does not provide CFM testing, instruction or certificate.

Each food establishment shall have at least one (1) Certified Food Protection Manager on staff, who is either physically present or available by electronic or telephonic means whenever the food establishment is in operation. Every food establishment shall maintain on its premises a separate file containing a copy of the Certified Food Protection Manager certificate(s) for each food service manager. This file shall be accessible to the Environmental Health Officer for review upon request.

Following the Maricopa County's Enhanced Regulatory Outreach Program (EROP) process, MCESD provided multiple opportunities for stakeholder and public input on the proposed revisions for the CFM program. Suggestions were presented to and voted upon by the Board of Health with final approval granted today by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. The regulatory change that goes into effect immediately does not require any fee changes.


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Outreach Process produces two other changes

Public Outreach

Two other Maricopa County Environmental Health Code (MCEHC) Enhanced Regulatory Outreach (EROP) cases, which are summarized below, were also approved by the Board of Supervisors, and became effective as of Wednesday, April 12, 2017.

EROP Cases

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Please refer to these links to read MCEHC EROP text that was submitted to the BOS, https://www.maricopa.gov/3563/Active-Regulatory-Process,


or to review the updated MCEHC at https://www.maricopa.gov/2751/Adopted-Regulations .

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Maricopa County Confirms First West Nile Virus Positive Mosquito Sample of this Season

Mosquito trap

Maricopa County Environmental Services Department has confirmed the first West Nile virus (WNV) positive mosquito sample of this season in the East Valley.


“Through our routine year-round surveillance of collecting and testing mosquitoes throughout the county, the West Nile virus positive mosquito sample was discovered,” said Steven Goode, Maricopa County Environmental Services Director. “Effectively controlling and eliminating mosquito breeding places results in reduced cases of West Nile virus and any other mosquito-borne diseases”.

Vector Control Division Manager, John Townsend, reminds us that “we all must make an effort to rid our homes of any standing water where mosquitoes can breed,” At the same time, while we enjoy the outdoors it is important to protect ourselves from mosquitoes. “Besides preventing mosquitoes from breeding in your yard, it is important to protect yourself from being bitten,” said Townsend.

Mosquito Sample

WNV is transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito. Approximately 20 percent of people infected with West Nile virus will feel flu-like symptoms occurring three to 15 days after the mosquito bite. Symptoms may include fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, swollen lymph glands, and skin rash.

A small percentage of people who are infected with WNV will experience severe symptoms such as meningitis, encephalitis, paralysis or even death. Persons over the age of 50 are generally at a higher risk for severe symptoms. If a person thinks he or she has WNV symptoms, he or she should consult their health care provider. 

For more information or to report a mosquito problem in your area, call (602) 506-0700 or visit FightTheBiteMaricopa.org.     

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Maricopa County Permitting Conference ~ Partnering for Better Business

Permitting Conference

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Permitting Conference (B)

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