Consumer Protection


The Mission of the Consumer Protection Program is to provide effective means for the prevention of foodborne illnesses in Colorado. The vision of the program is to promote and protect public health through education and partnerships to advance food safety.

Upcoming Classes:

Food Safety Basics Training

We are very excited to announce that Gunnison County and CDPHE are teamed up to offer the Food Safety Basics course for FREE in the coming weeks.

This course is aimed at food handling employees. If you send at least one employee from your facility, it will lower your risk score, especially if your last inspection had multiple priority violations. Facilities with higher risk scores get inspections more often, so attending can reduce the number of visits per year and help your facility operate safely. (This course will not reduce your inspections if you already don’t get inspected very often, but will help keep your facility low risk and operating safely.) This course will have some hands on activities and should be a lot of fun, allowing time for questions. Classes are offered morning and afternoon to try to accommodate your busy schedules. Remember, this course is FREE, but space is limited! 

Please see the flyer below for more details and email Jenn at to RSVP, as space is limited. Feel free to print out the flyer and post it where your employees and/or community can see it. I look forward to seeing you all there!

Food Handler Class