The City of Fitchburg Health Department Food Inspection Division permits and inspects all Food Establishments, permanent or temporary, in the city to safeguard public health and ensure compliance with the Massachusetts State Sanitary Food Code 105 CMR 590.000/2013 Federal Food Code. There are approximately 250 food establishments in the City of Fitchburg which include but not limited to restaurants, food service retailers, food trucks, educational institutions, and nursing facilities. Several dozen temporary food establishment permits are issued throughout the year.
The State Sanitary Food Code establishes definitions; regulates standards for management and personnel, food operations, and equipment and facilities. The Health Department performs comprehensive plan reviews for food establishments prior to opening, for renovations, or change of ownership.