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.
- City of Meriden Codes and Regulations
- State of Connecticut Department of Public Health Code and Regulations
- 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! The full code will adopted January 1, 2019!
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, 2017. For general questions about the FDA changes, please contact Scott Bryden, Environmental Health Administrator, at 203-630-4226 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
UPDATE - October 15, 2018 - CT Department of Public Health Food Protection Program Circular Letter #2018-21 regarding a draft food inspection form that will be used at code adoption.
UPDATE August 2018 - CT Department of Public Health Frequently Asked Questions document has been updated.
May 11, 2018 - CT Department of Public Health Food Protection Program Circular Letter #2018-04 regarding an update on the status of adopting the USDA Food Code.
July 24, 2018 - The CT Department of Public Health Food Protection Program Circular Letter #2018-17 has information on the latest status of Connecticut adoption of the code.
August 17, 2018 - The CT Department of Public Health Food Protection Program Circular Letter #2018-18 has information on the latest status of the code adoption, including some revised language.