Enviro~Connections ALERT (April 13, 2021)

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April 13, 2021


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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.

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!

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ADHS Manufactured Food Regulatory Program Rulemaking in Progress

How you can participate in rule making process.

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The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) has begun the rulemaking process to adopt manufactured food program rules. Once complete, the rules will be found in the Arizona Administrative Code Title 9 Chapter 8 Article 9 Manufactured Food Facilities. The Manufactured Food Regulatory Program is being established to create an integrated, risk-based, food safety system focused on protecting public health statewide. Commercial manufactured food operations that provide food for sale or distribution to other business entities, such as food establishments (restaurants) and retailers, are encouraged to participate in the rule making process, which is open to all.

Please email foodsafety@azdhs.gov if you would like to receive information and stakeholder meeting notices about the Manufactured Food Facility rule-making.

Visit the ADHS active rulemaking website for more information on the Manufactured Food Regulatory Program, including a copy of the current draft rules and a link to a survey that closes on April 17, 2021.


MCESD Permit Dropbox Has Moved.

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The Maricopa County Environmental Services Department (MCESD) permit dropbox and the office located at 501 N. 44th Street are permanently closed. The dropbox for paper plans is available to customers at our new location: 301 W. Jefferson St., Suite # 170, Phoenix AZ, 85003.

Please remember you can also submit an application electronically to our Department by following the steps outlined on our Permits, Forms, and Applications page.

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