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Minnesota Food Code: Am I serving a highly susceptible population?

On July 24, 2019 by Bobbie Guidry

New Minnesota Food Code requirements went into effect on Jan. 1 and one topic providers want to learn more about is the requirements for establishments serving highly susceptible populations:  

Focus on the Food Code: Person in Charge

On December 18, 2018 by Bobbie Guidry

The role of the Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) was reviewed in a previous edition of Advantage. One important clarification to that story is the designation of a Person in Charge (PIC). When present, the CFPM functions as the PIC. However, when the CFPM is not present and food service is being offered, the CFPM must designate a PIC. 

Food Code Rules in Brief: Nail Brushes Out, Hand Dryers In

On November 20, 2018 by Bobbie Guidry

Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, the Minnesota food code will no longer require nail brushes at handwashing sinks. Also, heated-air and air-knife hand dryers are now allowed at handwashing sinks in the kitchen. 

Food Code Rules in Brief: Consumer Advisory

On November 14, 2018 by Bobbie Guidry

The new food code that takes effect Jan. 1 will require retail food establishments that serve or sell raw or undercooked animal food will need to use a consumer advisory. Minnesota food code specifies how to inform consumers of potential health risks from eating raw or undercooked animal food:  

MDH Food Safety Partnership Issues Updates and Information for Food Licensees

On November 7, 2018 by Bobbie Guidry

For the first time since 1998, Minnesota will have a new statewide rule for retail food establishment operations, including Food and Beverage Licensees operating in Senior Care and Housing Settings. The new code requirements for retail food establishments will be effective on Jan. 1, 2019. Over the next few months, the Food Safety Partnership of Minnesota will be your source to learn about:  

Food Code Rules in Brief: Highly Susceptible Populations

On November 7, 2018 by Bobbie Guidry

The Minnesota food code effective Jan. 1, 2019 includes the new term: highly susceptible population. The term identifies both who they are and where they are. A highly susceptible population means persons who are more likely than others in the general population to experience foodborne disease because they are:  

Focus on the Food Code: New Details on the Certified Food Protection Manager

On October 31, 2018 by Bobbie Guidry

Food and beverage licensees must employ a Certified Food Protection Manager under the revised food code. This position is currently known as the Certified Food Manager. While the requirements remain similar, members should be aware and ready to comply with the changes.

Revised Minnesota Food Code Adopted; Effective Date is Jan. 1, 2019

On September 4, 2018 by Bobbie Guidry

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has announced the adoption of the revised Minnesota Food Code that will be effective Jan. 1, 2019. We have invited MDH to join our Housing Committee meeting on Sept. 13 to share more details on the revised code and its implementation.   

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