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Retail can’t move forward safely without Food Code and better communication
When it comes to the future of retail and new food businesses there is an overriding goal. Reduce the occurrence of foodborne illness risk factors.
That goal is guiding the work a coalition of government…
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Food Code: Not just bigwigs brewing up a batch of new regs
Sometimes it takes more than a sudden jolt to realize that something needs to be improved. And more times than not it takes some fine tuning, bolstered with a great deal of thought, time and…
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NCSL helps make sense out of a maze of state food safety laws
Food safety has made it with the Denver-based National Conference of State Legislatures. The NCSL is the independent authority on the legislative bodies that govern America’s states and territories.
With funding assistance from The Pew…
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Local bar, restaurants oppose Anchorage food safety changes
Changes to the food safety code the Anchorage Department of Health and Human Services wanted to begin enforcing in July are taking just a little longer than anticipated.
The first changes to the food safety…
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Hawaii seeks to update food safety regs following outbreaks
In the wake of two foodborne illness outbreaks, Hawaii began a week of public hearings on revisions to its food code on Monday.
Also on Monday, state officials cleared a seaweed grower-shipper whose products were…
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Deli employees report meat slicers not cleaned often enough
Managers and employees at more than half of the delis in a recent study reported the retail operations are failing to meet U.S. Food Code specifications because meat slicers are not cleaned often enough. Meat …
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New food code now in effect for Australia and New Zealand
The new Food Standards Code for Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) became fully effective on March 1. Steve McCutcheon, chief executive officer of FSANZ, said the new code more closely aligns with the food…
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Idaho defines cottage foods; food safety unaddressed
Idaho activists have won their fight to “unchain the cupcake” gaining approval from two state legislative committees that agreed this month to define cottage foods and require such home cookin’ to be labeled when offered…
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FDA Releases Supplement to the 2013 Food Code
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued supplemental information to the 2013 Food Code on Thursday. The modifications expand the duties of the Person in Charge in a food establishment. They will now include…
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