DENVER (AP) - Federal regulators and state inspectors have issued warnings to cantaloupe farmers and packers that they will be testing melons for pathogens this year after two years of illness and recalls in the industry. A 2011 listeria outbreak traced to Colorado's Jensen Farms killed 33 people. Another outbreak... more »
Mandatory inspections of all commercial vehicles on I-25 are taking place in Pueblo. Through Thursday all commercial traffic must take exit 96 to be weighed and inspected.
This includes measurements and a look under the hood. It's a multi-agency inspection, and they say it's important to do inspections like this... more »
Before you make plans to dine out, you may want to check the health inspections for your favorite restaurants in Pueblo.
"Dead roaches." "Excessive rodent droppings." "Slime mold accumulation." Those are some of the critical violations found at some restaurants in Pueblo, according to the Pueblo City-County Health Department.... more »
The decision by the El Paso County Health Department to put restaurant inspections online has proven to be popular. The Health Dept. doubled its normal website traffic last month. "We're very happy about that and really feel the public is interested in the information," said Kandi Buckland, who works for... more »
Could your kitchen at home pass a restaurant inspection?
New research suggests that at least one in seven home kitchens would flunk the kind of health inspection commonly administered to restaurants.
The small study from California's Los Angeles County found that only 61 percent of home kitchens would... more »
I just got done interviewing the Pueblo-City County Health Department about restaurant inspections. Here's what I found out. The health department inspects roughly 900 retail food establishments in Pueblo County every year. Each establishment is inspected once or twice a year, depending on the type of facility and food being... more »
The Pueblo City-County Health Department says it may be forced to cut basic health services for the public. The City of Pueblo has proposed slashing its funding for the health department by 90%. Dr. Chris Nevin-Woods says that amounts to about a $900,000 dollar loss for the health department. Dr.... more »