Tag Archives: RETAIL

FDA Issues 2019 Voluntary Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards

FDA issued the 2019 edition of the Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards (“Retail Program Standards”) on November 14.  The Retail Program Standards define the key elements of an effective retail food regulatory program for state, local, tribal, and territorial food regulatory jurisdictions. The Retail Program Standards also provide recommendations for designing and managing … Continue Reading

FDA Releases Initial Findings on Food Safety in Restaurants

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than half of foodborne illness outbreaks that occur each year are associated with food from restaurants. CDC has identified five major risk factors related to food safety practices within the retail food industry that contribute to foodborne illness: (1) poor personal hygiene; (2) improper … Continue Reading

FDA Releases 2017 Edition of the Food Code

As previously reported on this blog, FDA publishes a Food Code every four years that serves as a model for retail and food service regulations nationwide. The Food Code provisions are designed to be consistent with federal food laws and regulations and may be enacted into statute, promulgated as a regulation, or adopted as an ordinance by … Continue Reading

Food Code Alert

FDA releases supplement to 2013 Food Code. Published by FDA, the Food Code serves as a model for retail and food service regulations nationwide.  FDA urges state, local, tribal, and territorial regulatory bodies to adopt the latest version of the Food Code.  Although the Food Code initially was published every two years, FDA now publishes a full version every four … Continue Reading

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