Food Inspection & Safety

Information about food inspection and safety.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) information sent to restaurants

*In order to provide any indoor dining after October 30, 2020, "food and drink establishments" must complete the NM Safe Certified training as well as comply with all NM Safe Certified requirements. Please visit the New Mexico Environment Department website for more information.

Additional COVID-19 information for restaurants

The governor announced that the state will aggressively enforce the mandatory face-covering requirement for all residents in public places. In accordance with state law, violators will be subject to a $100 fine. In addition, retailers will now be required to ensure that their customers are wearing face coverings in order to enter store premises.

Therefore, facilities in the City of Albuquerque found to be non-compliant with this current public health order may face enforcement action, which could include citation, fines or immediate closure and suspension of permit. Please refer to letter from the State of NM for additional information.


Every year, millions of people get sick from the food they eat, without ever knowing that it was food that caused their illness. Most of the time, these illnesses can be prevented by using safe food handling tips.

Homemade Food Act

Beginning July 1, 2021, individuals may prepare certain food items in their private farm, ranch or residence and sell them directly to consumers without a permit. The Homemade Food Act outlines certain food safety requirements that must be met by sellers participating in the program. 

Additional information on the Homemade Food Act and requirements

If you plan to sell these items within the limits of the city of Albuquerque, you will also need a business registration. Information on business registration can be found here