The New Mexico Environment Department Food Program exists to protect employees, consumers, and the general public from adverse health and safety conditions, such as foodborne illness, in public food establishments throughout our state. The Program consists of trained Environmental Specialists that conduct food inspections, Food Specialists that provide additional technical expertise, and a Program Manager.
Click here to contact NMED staff working in the Food Program. The Food Program Manager is Steve Zappe, who may be reached at (505) 476-9102 or by e-mail.
News & Updates
November 15, 2013 - Crunch Pak Issues Voluntary Recall of Limited Quantities of Crunch Pak Brand Apple Slices Because of Possible Health Risk (read NMED Recall Notice )
November 6, 2013 - Reser’s Fine Foods, Inc. Voluntarily Expands Recall of Refrigerated Ready-to-Eat Products Due to Potential Health Risk (read NMED Recall Notice )
October 23, 2013 - Reser’s Fine Foods, Inc. Recalls Refrigerated Ready-to-Eat Products Due to Potential Health Risk (read NMED Recall Notice )
October 9, 2013 - D.F. Stauffer Biscuit Co., Inc. Issues Allergy Alert and Voluntary Recall on 44 oz. Market Pantry White Fudge Coated Animal Cookies Due to Mislabeling and Undeclared Allergens (read NMED Recall Notice )
September 24, 2013 - Specific Lots of P.F. Chang's Home Menu Pork and Leek Dumpling Frozen Appetizers Recalled Due to Undeclared Allergen (read NMED Recall Notice )
September 12, 2013 - Cains Foods Issues an Allergen Alert for Undeclared Milk and Egg in Olde Cape Cod Chipotle Ranch Dressing (read NMED Recall Notice )
September 12, 2013 - Chobani, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Greek Yogurt Because of Product Concerns (read NMED Recall Notice )
August 27, 2013 - Product Recall of Kroger’s Break ‘n Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Due to Mispackaging (read NMED Recall Notice )
June 27, 2013 - Scenic Fruit Company Recalls Woodstock Frozen Organic Pomegranate Kernels Due To Possible Health Risk (read NMED Recall Notice )
June 4, 2013 - International Desserts Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Walnuts in Uncle Eddies Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Cookies (read NMED Recall Notice )
June 4 , 2013 - Townsend Farms Voluntarily Recalls Limited Lots of Frozen Organic Antioxidant Blend Products Due to Possible Health Risk (read NMED Recall Notice )
May 6, 2013 - Nestlé USA Announces Voluntary Recall of Select Varieties/Production Codes of California Pizza Kitchen® and DiGiorno® Frozen Pizzas (read NMED Recall Notice )
April 23, 2013 - Louisiana Firm Recalls Cooked Meat, Poultry, and Deli Products Due To Possible Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination (read NMED Recall Notice )
April 1, 2013 - Rich Products Corporation Announces a Voluntary Recall of Farm Rich Products (read NMED Recall Notice )
For a list of NM Food Recall Notices - click here
- Individuals wanting to operate a home-based food processing operation must first obtain a permit from NMED before offering their food products to the public. To find out more information click on Home-Based Food Processing
|The Food Program conducts the following activities:
Enforcing the current New Mexico Food Service and Processing Regulations by conducting thorough establishment “health inspections” at least once per year and investigating complaints.
Providing free training on a periodic basis. Training modules range from basic food safety practices to detailed Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) implementation. We also conduct the required food safety training for Home Based Food Processor Licensing. Contact your district food safety specialist for the schedule.
Conducting public outreach events to help raise food safety awareness among the public.
Reviewing operational and construction plans for retail food establishments and food processing operations. New and remodeled retail operations are reviewed by our Environmental Specialists and food processing operations are reviewed by our Food Specialists. The review process helps ensure that facilities and equipment are constructed and organized in such a way to foster safe food preparation/production.
Responding to foodborne illness complaints and outbreaks. In the case of an outbreak, our staff works diligently to determine the source of the illness and takes appropriate steps to eliminate immediate causes and prevent such problems from arising in the future.
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