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FDA Updates Food Code -2009

US FDA ( food and drug administration ) the nodal agency of USA monitoring food safety issues . Food codes are updated in regular intervals for standards required on food safety.Food code serves as a way for state and local regulators to harmonize food safety regulations.

The FDA’s Food Code is the model for state, city and county regulation of about 1 million restaurants, retail food stores and vending and food service operations in the U.S

Highlights of revision Food codes:
  • Each provision in the Food Code is prioritized to assist the industry and regulators have a maximum impact on food safety.
  • Cut leafy greens are now included among the foods that require time and temperature control for safety.
  • New requirements were added to improve awareness of food allergens.
  • New requirements were added related to cleaning and sanitizing of equipment and surfaces

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