Food Establishments

Inspection Responsibilities

Certified food inspectors are responsible for inspecting and licensing all food service operations within the City of Norwalk. This responsibility includes:
  • Assisting establishment owners and operators in food safety training to become qualified food operators
  • Conducting plan reviews for all new and renovated food-related facilities
  • Inspecting and licensing all food-related activities at temporary food events and festivals
  • Inspecting food service operations and establishments routinely to protect against food-borne illnesses resulting from health code violations, contaminated food, and improper food handling
  • Responding and addressing customer complaints regarding reports of food-related violations
Learn more about the food establishment inspection system and view restaurant ratings.

IMPORTANT: Changes to Food Licensing and Inspections

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Model Food Code will take effect fully in Connecticut on July 1, 2018. The Health Department will provide updates and guidance to food establishments as the transition takes place.

Click here to read the October 2017 letter sent to Food Establishments and Qualified Food Operators outlining some of the current and upcoming changes to the food licensing and inspection process.

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