Current Portsmouth Ordinance Chapter 4, Food Licensing and Regulations covers food service in Portsmouth and is in the process of being updated. The current ordinance refers to state law (He-P2300) which adopts the 2009 Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Code, with some local amendments. The proposed revisions to City Ordinance Chapter 4 Food Licensing and Regulation are found below.
At the City Council meeting of September 5, questions were raised regarding the appeals process, and the definition of “change of ownership”. An informational meeting has been scheduled to discuss these issues and revisions to Chapter 4 Food Licensing and Regulation, for Monday, September 25, 2017 at 3 pm in the Eileen Dondero Foley Council Chambers. You may also submit questions or concerns online using the form below, or call the Health Department at (603) 610-7273.