How do I know if a restaurant safe to eat in?

The JCPH Food Protection and Safety Program works to prevent foodborne illness outbreaks and assure that Jefferson County citizens and visitors are provided with safe food. Staff routinely inspects food service operations, such as restaurants, delicatessens, school cafeterias and retail markets to ensure compliance with Colorado Retail Food Establishment Rules and Regulations. The inspection reports are public record and can be easily accessed online.

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1. Do I need a health card to work in Jefferson County?
2. Do restaurant employees have to wear hair nets?
3. Do restaurant employees need to wear gloves?
4. How do I apply for a Colorado food service license? What paperwork will I need?
5. I am going to be opening a new retail food establishment; when should I contact the Health Department?
6. I became sick after eating at a restaurant, what should I do?
7. How do I schedule an inspection for a pre-opening?
8. I noticed an open dumpster behind a restaurant and trash scattered around the area, is this okay?
9. I want to do catering from my home; can I do that?
10. I want to make food in my home and sell it. How do I get a food service license?
11. How do I report a dirty kitchen, bathroom and dining room at a restaurant?
12. How do I know if a restaurant safe to eat in?
13. Is it safe to put raw eggs in eggnog?
14. What is Hepatitis A?
15. What is the risk associated with fast food restaurant employees handling money and food with no hand washing in between?
16. Why do we need to install so many sinks in a restaurant?