Food Service Operators

Whether you work in a restaurant, soup kitchen or other food service establishment, the Health Department has important information about operating a clean, safe, healthy and legal business. Use the links provided on the left to find the guidance and information you need.

New Calorie Labeling Rules

Enhanced calorie labeling requirements for chain restaurants and new requirements for chain food retailers are now in effect in the city.

For calorie labeling guidance for chain restaurants, read What You Need to Know About the Updated Calorie Labeling Rule (PDF)
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For calorie labeling guidance for chain food retailers, visit the Department of Consumer Affairs website and search “Calorie Labeling.”


Restaurant Food Safety Workshops

The Health Department holds food safety workshops for operators throughout the five boroughs. At these workshops, you will:

  • Learn how to achieve and maintain an “A” grade
  • Receive an inspection history report that describes your restaurant’s repeat violations and how to correct them
  • Be able to ask questions and receive guidance from Health Department staff on improving your restaurant's food safety practices

There are currently no workshops scheduled. Check this page in the fall to see the schedule for this year's winter workshops.

Business Owner's Bill of Rights

Read the Bill of Rights (PDF)
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