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    The Consumer Health and Food Safety Office (CHFS) works with state and federal entities to educate businesses and the public on best practices to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This includes ensuring businesses have up-to-date guidance during the pandemic and stay aware of applicable requirements for employees and patrons. 
    As a public health agency CHFS strives to assist with education to help prevent the spread of foodborne illness, waterborne illness, and public health nuisances and encourages all business to follow CDC guidance on COVID-19 mitigation.

    Please note: The CHFS office will be closed on the second Wednesday of each month from 8 a.m. to noon. Please call (520) 724-7908 for assistance.

    • In-person pool certification classes have resumed.  Please look at the schedule and call our office at (520) 724-7908 to reserve your spot.  Class size is limited to 24 participants. 
    • In-person food handler certification classes will resume July 14, 2021. Please look at the schedule and call our office at (520) 724-7908 to reserve your spot. Class size is limited to 24 participants.
    • Applications for permits and guidelines for food establishments, caterers, and limited food manufacturers are available online.
    • Please call us at (520) 724-7908 to discuss plan review submissions. An appointment will be scheduled to provide additional assistance if in-person assistance is needed.
    • Mail-in payments, applications, and plan review documents can be sent to:
      Consumer Health and Food Safety
      3950 S. Country Club Rd., Suite 2301
      Tucson, AZ 85714
    • We are also accepting payments over the phone at (520) 724-7908.

    THANK YOU for doing your part to help keep our community safe.

    COVID-19 Information

    For the most up-to-date COVID-19 information, please visit our newsroom.

    Please use this form to contact Consumer Health and Food Safety with any complaints about restaurants, public swimming pools, hotels, and similar facilities.

    Consumer Health and Food Safety fees for food establishments, certificates, re-inspections and operating permits.

    Food and pool certification class and exam schedule.

    Food recalls by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

    Information on food safety permits and inspections.

    Pima County Restaurants can receive discounts on their annual permit fees by participating in our incentive program.

    Food safety evaluation ratings for food establishments.

    Get smoking guidelines regarding private residences, multi-family housing, swimming pools, outdoor common areas and compliance questions.

    Information and prevention tips for mosquito breeding so you can reduce your risk of contracting West Nile virus. Additional information about reporting rodent, bed bug, or cockroach infestation.

    Handouts, guidelines, forms, and more downloadable materials are available on our Food Safety Handouts page.

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    Health Department Consumer Health and Food Safety

    3950 S. Country Club Road
    Ste. 100
    Tucson, Arizona 85714

    Phone: (520) 724-7908
    Fax: (520) 724-9597

    Hours: Mon - Fri 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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