Retail Food Safety

Retail Food Safety

What We Do

Our team of inspectors works with local restaurants and retail markets in Mesa County to ensure food safety. We offer education and answer questions for local food establishments. It’s our goal to be a community resource for our partners.

Need information on the new food code? Click here

Need food safety resources? Click here!

Getting Started on your retail food business? Click Here!

View inspection reports online

Submit a Complaint

If you have questions regarding fire suppression system requirements for your mobile unit, please contact your local fire department.

Special Events with Food

Event Coordinators

If coordinating events involving food in Mesa County:

  • Submit a Coordinator Plan Review 30 days prior to event with $100 plan review fee. (Non-profit coordinators: please provide official non-profit documentation instead of fee.)
  • Provide Vendor Information List at least two weeks prior to event.
  • Provide entry and parking passes the week of the event for inspectors.

If you are not sure whether this information applies to your event, please see the Event Coordinator Flow Chart .

All food vendors providing food or beverage at events in Mesa County must be approved by Mesa County Public Health. Please use the above process to ensure your event will be providing food from approved vendors.

Food Vendors

  • ALL VENDORS must submit ONE completed vendor application to Mesa County Public Health each year. Please allow two weeks for processing. Once you are approved you will receive a one-page Mesa County Approval letter which you will provide to each event coordinator.
  • Review the vendor flow chart to determine appropriate vendor application to complete.
  • To find vendor applications, click here.
  • Please read our Vendor brochure.

If you intend to be a food vendor at events coordinated by Mesa County Fairgrounds, the City of Grand Junction, City of Fruita, Fruita Chamber of Commerce, or the Town of Palisade, please see additional vendor application details by clicking here.

2020 Approved Temporary Event Vendors

5M Companies 1

5M Ice Cream

A Purrfect Treat

A Taste of Heaven Catering


Absolute Dance Company

Adobe Creek Farm

Altrusa International of Palisade

Amy’s Courtyard

Aspen Mini Donuts


Be Crepeful

Be Sweet Bakeshop

Berna B’s

Big Mike’s Pork n’ Wings

Blue Ribbon BBQ

Bookcliff Gardens


Brianna Addie Jams & Jellies

Buckskin Bar Mobile Unit

Bully’s Hot Dogs and Sausages

Chill Out Concessions

Collbran Lion Club

Colorado Lavender

Colorado Q

Colorado Q 2

Cowabunga Creamery

Cowboy and the Rose Catering, LLC

Critter Corner

D & H Cookie Company

Debonair Fun Food

Decadence LLC

Dippin’ Dots – Mobile Unit

Dippin’ Dots – Mobile Unit 2

Eglantine Catering

El Norteno Tacos

El Patron Taqueria

Enstrom Candies

Enzo’s Pizzeria & Italian Cafe

F.O.E. Aerie #595

Fiesta Ferments

Frosty Freeze West #3

Gelato Junction

GJ Fusion

Goldies Sugar Shack

Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra

Grand Mesa Nordic Council

Grand Valley Greens

Grand Valley Paddling Club

Grandma Denny’s Down Home Grub

Grandpa Howdy’s Kettle Corn

Gumbo Lov

Hammerhead BBQ

Have Cooker Will Travel

Hawg Food Grill

HBG Food Truck – Mobile Unit

Helmar’s Produce

Hokulia Shave Ice Grand Junction

Jalapenos Tacos

Jammin’ Salmon Seafoods

Jax’s Snax

KC’s Kettle Corn

Kody’s Unique Eats & BBQ

Loma Country Girl

Lonchera La Casita

Los Compadres

Los Torres

Love Me Foods

Marge’s Mobile

Marge’s Mobile II

Maria’s Farm

McAlisters Catering

Mesa County Cattlewomens BBQ

Michael Angelo’s Wood Fired Pizza

Morehouse Produce

Morning Dew Coffee Roastery

Nitty Gritty Microgreens

Nuts about Colorado

Pablo’s Pizza – On the Go

Papa Bear’s

Pariah Farms 

Practical Smokers

Premier Concessions

Qdoba Mexican Eats

Rabbitbrush Bread

Redlands Community Center

Redneck Kettle Korn

Ribber Bar B Que Catering

Ricky’s Island Cafe

Rifle Creek Kettle Corn

Rimrock Kettle Korn

San Juan Mobile Coffee

Sogno Toscano Olive Oil Boutique

Spaghetti Mill

Stop N Save

Sugar & Ice

Sugar Shack

Surfin Salmon

Sweet Drinks 

Sweet Drinks II

Sweets to the Sweet

Tacos El Kora

Taqueria Jalisco

Troyer Produce

The Bubbly Chicks

The Buttered Biscuit

The Commons

The Fountains

The Ice Box

The Little Pink Truck

The Mobile Chef

The Novel Cup

The Quiche Lady

The Twisted Tree

Thelma Hays

Top Dog


U Reap What U Sow

Underdog Cheese

Vista Orchard

Western Colorado Community College

Whip Think Creative

Willy’s Wild Carvings

Windy City Eats

Z’s Orchard

Whitewater Kettle Corn