Enviro~Connections (May 24, 2018)

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About Us

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.

Contact Us

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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The Honors Keep Coming!

NACo Award

Maricopa County Environmental Services Department earns national
achievement award for Improving Food Safety Compliance

WASHINGTON – Maricopa County Environmental Services Department (MCESD) has been recognized with an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards honor innovative and effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents.

NACo recognized MCESD’s “Enforcement Intervention System” for assisting managers of food establishments with the development and implementation of food safety systems. Overall, the system has reduced the occurrence of serious violations resulting in safer food for consumers.

Our policy changes and Active Managerial Control educational initiatives have improved compliance and reduced the number of enforcement actions in food establishments by an impressive 41%” said Andrew Linton, MCESD Interim Department Director.  “Our staff and the community have worked to develop, promote, and carry out these initiatives and that is what have made this program a success,” he emphasized..

NACo (A)

NACo President Roy Charles Brooks said, “Counties seize opportunities to deliver services more efficiently and build stronger
communities every day. Achievement Award-winning programs are examples for counties that are determined to enhance services for our residents.”

Nationally, awards are given in 18 different categories that reflect the vast, comprehensive services counties provide. The categories include children and youth, criminal justice, county administration, information technology, health, civic engagement, and many more.

NACo will recognize award-winning counties at its 2018 Annual Conference and Exposition July 13-16 in Nashville/Davidson County, Tennessee. 

Started in 1970, NACo’s annual Achievement Awards program is designed to recognize county government innovations. Each nominee is judged on its own merits and not against other applications received.

A Hero Among Us

The following is from an email by Callie Best, MCACC Shelter Division Manager regarding Environmental Services Staff Member Clay Callaway, who is an Environmental Health Specialist with the department's Chain & Institutional Care Program  

Clay Dogs - 1

I wanted to share with you an incredible story.

These two DARLING dogs were found on the top of Picket Post mountain on Saturday! To give you an idea, it’s about 60 miles outside of town in
Superior, AZ.

They were found by Clay Callaway and a group of people ended up having to carry these poor dogs down the mountain (they are about 75 lbs each!)                   

He even has a video where you can’t really see the dogs but can hear them barking up at the top of the mountain somewhere (it’s heartbreaking!)

Clay called several places including the Superior police, none of which would help him.  

Clay Dogs - 2

Thankfully he brought the dogs to us (Maricopa County Animal Care & Control - MCACC) which of course we took them in.

Here are a few pics, including one that Clay took with his phone when he found them. Clay is a hero!

These dogs have collars but no ID. And they are very clearly related to each other, littermates I would expect. Hopefully someone is missing them but if not I would love for them to be adopted together. They are seriously two of the cutest dogs I’ve seen in a long time.

Clay Dogs - 3

Clay, thank you again for rescuing these two cuties!

 Below are links to some of the TV News stories featuring Clay’s heroic good deed!

Hikers find 2 dogs stranded on mountaintop in Superior

Bonded dogs found on Arizona mountain adopted together

Clay Callaway

Click HERE or on Image Above to Watch the story Maricopa County employee rescues dogs in Superior 

3 Ways to Protect Yourself Against Mosquitos This Summer

Summer's here, and the world's deadliest creature is back: the mosquito! These critters spread all kinds of diseases, and they’re on the rise. But don't panic! We spoke with John Townsend, Vector Control Division Manager, with the Maricopa County Environmental Services, who says mosquito defense is a simple, three-step process.

John Townsend - The List

Click Here or on Image Above to Watch the story by ABC-15's Nationally Sindicated TV Show "The List".

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