Environmental Health

The State of Arizona updated the Arizona Administrative Code (A.A.C.) R9-8-1 Food Establishments by adopting the 2017 FDA Food Code, with modifications, in July 2020.  

Due to the impacts of COVID-19 on the business community, Coconino County has delayed enforcement of the updated regulations to allow adequate time to educate and prepare affected businesses for major changes. 


Additional information including informational videos, virtual town hall meetings, and reference documents will be added to the website in mid-February through March.  

Prior to enforcement beginning, businesses will be notified through public announcements, electronic and/or hardcopy mailings and social media.  

Check the website frequently for updated information. 

Summary Of 2017 FDA Food Code Changes

Arizona Administrative Code: 9-08

2017 FDA Food Code

FDA Inspection Form Page 717

The following videos are to help introduce the changes from the 1999 FDA Food Code to the 2017 FDA Food Code.

If you have comments or questions after watching the videos below, please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CCFoodCode and enter your comments. 

Introduction to the FDA Food Code Changes by Division Manager Eve Wolters.

Town Hall On Upcoming Changes to our Food Code 

La Versión En Español

Madarin Version

Chapter 1 Changes:  Priority, Priority Foundation, and Core

Chapter 1 Changes: Time/Temperature Control and Food Allergens

Chapter 2 Changes:  Certified Food Protection Manager

Chapter 2 Changes:  Written Policy on Vomiting and Diarrheal Events 

Chapter 3 Changes:  HAACP Log Reduction

Chapter 3 Changes:   Temperatures

La Versión En Español

Mandarin Version

Chapter 3 Changes:  HAACP Reduced Oxygen Packaging

Chapter 3-4 Changes:  Sanitizer Buckets and Warewashing

Changes to Mobile Food Units and Permiting definitions.

Certified Food Protection Manager Training and Testing Information

In December 2019, the Coconino County Unified Health Code was adopted by the Board of Supervisors to align with the Arizona Administrative Codes (A.A.C.).  This change added language that would allow the County to automatically update local codes when updates were made at the state level.  In July 2020, the State of Arizona adopted the 2017 FDA Food Code, with an added addendum.  As a result, Coconino County’s Unified Health Code automatically updated as well. 

One of the changes outlined in the 2017 FDA Food Code is the requirement for food establishments to have a Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) onsite during operating hours. The CFPM training and certification must be attained through an accredited and approved organization.  Information and links can be found on the Food Manager Training page.

ANSI CFPM Training

Previously Adopted Environmental Services Code Revisions

The Coconino County Board of Supervisors adopted Ordinance 2019-16, repealing the Environmental Services Code and adopting the Unified Health Code as proposed by the Coconino County Health and Human Services Environmental Health Program on December 10, 2019. Enforcement of the Unified Health Code began on March 10th, 2020.

Please see the list of the changes and/or additions to each section of the previous Environmental Services Code.

Contact us at (928) 679-8760 or email if you have any questions regarding the code changes.

Click Here to see a copy of the  Unified Health Code adopted December 10, 2019.

Environmental Health Services & Responsibilities

CCHHS Environmental Health provides services to prevent food-borne, water-borne and communicable diseases. Through education and regulatory enforcement of Public Health Statutes, rules, codes, and surveys are performed on

  • Body art facilities
  • Campgrounds & trailer parks
  • Diseases of animals that can be transmitted to humans are monitored
  • Food establishments
  • Food Manager Certification & Food Handler booklets are provided on a regular basis
  • Provide plan review for all licensed businesses
  • Public accommodations
  • Public announcements are released through the media as necessary to protect public health
  • Public health nuisance complaints
  • Public & semi-public bathing places
  • School grounds

Fee Change Notice

Effective 06/23/2019 the following fees will apply for each transaction:

  • Credit card transactions - 2.35% or Minimum $1.95
  • Debit card transactions - 1% or Minimum $1.95
  • No fee will be charged for Cash and Check purchases.