Food Protection

All food establishments are inspected to ensure compliance with the provisions contained within the Merged Food Code. Food Protection personnel monitor food offered for consumption to ensure that it is free from adulteration, properly labeled, identifiable and manufactured at an approved source.

In an effort to explain and to simplify the permitting process for the operation of a Food Service of Retail Food establishment within the City of Worcester, please use the following checklist as a tool to guide you through the permitting process. All food related businesses require licenses or permits and inspections prior to operation.

Checklist for Food Establishments

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  • To request services or report problems, call 508-929-1300 or submit your request online through our online customer service center.

Service Requests

Grease

Exterior Grease Interceptor must be inspected monthly and cleaned every three months (min.) or when 25% full. Interior Grease Trap must be inspected weekly and cleaned monthly (min.) or when 25% full.

Maintain and keep the cleaning documentation at trap location and provide with future food permit application renewals.

Applications

For information on all city permits, licenses and fees, visit Permit Center

Contact Information

Inspectional Services
25 Meade Street
Worcester, MA 01610

Accessible via WRTA Bus Line. View Schedules

Phone: 508-799-1198
Fax: 508-799-8544
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