Public Health Codes and Regulations

The City of Meriden Health and Human Services Department is charged with the responsibility of enforcing the public health codes of the City of Meriden and the State of Connecticut.

Click on the link below to be directed to local and state codes, as well as the Connecticut General Statutes.

Adoption of FDA Food Code:

Connecticut has adopted the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Code and big changes are coming to Connecticut and Meriden!

Please see the CT Department of Public Health Food Protection Program Circular Letter #2017-16 explaining the implementation deadlines and a CT Department of Public Health "draft" side by side comparison letter (#2017-23) of how restaurant classifications will change (October 1,2 017. For general questions about the FDA changes, please contact Scott Bryden, Environmental Health Administrator, at 203-630-4226 or

A community information session was held on September 26, 2017 to discuss these changes. Here is the presentation shown at this meeting. Additional meetings will be held right after the new year; announcements will be made on the City website and Facebook pages.