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Retail Food


Retail Food

The mission of the Retail Food Program is to provide effective means for the prevention of foodborne illnesses in Gilpin County. The vision of the program is to promote and protect public health through education and partnerships to advance food safety. Restaurants, grocery stores, convenience stores, catering operations, food trucks and push-carts must have a retail food license.

Retail Food Licensing

Brick and Mortar Retail Food Establishments (Restaurants, Convenience Stores, Grocery Stores, Etc.)

Gilpin County Brick and Mortar Establishment Review Application 

Fire Marshall Requirements for Brick and Mortar Plans 

Mobile Retail Food Establishments:

Gilpin County Mobile Plan Review Application 

Fire Marshal Requirements for Special Events and Mobile Food Requirements

Commissary Agreement 

Guidance Documents 

Certified Food Protection Manager Guidelines

View the top 5 changes to the most recent food code

Common Food Allergens 

Retail Food Date Marking Guidance 

Sick Employee Procedures 

Restaurant Inspections

Many factors enter into your choice of where to eat: atmosphere, price, type of food and its flavor, as well as service. One factor that is difficult for the public to assess is the attention paid to food safety in the preparation of the meal. Food safety is particularly important if you are in poor health or on immune-suppressing medications. Our mission is to protect the health of all food service customers. On any given day, any retail food establishment could have a failure in food safety practices that could lead to foodborne illness, no matter what kind of inspection results or ratings it may have received.

Inspection Reports are only a snapshot of the day and time of the inspection. Consumers should be aware of food safety issues described on this site in order to further assist in making dining decisions. Reviewing an inspection report only, without some background knowledge of the violations and their associated risk, may not provide enough relevant information to inform your decision. We ask you take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the inspection process and violation types before proceeding to the inspection reports.

Search for establishment inspection records 

Foodborne Illness Complaint Form 

Report a suspected foodborne illness