FDA Updates Food Code

Salkin, Stephanie
November 2005
FoodService Director;11/15/2005, Vol. 18 Issue 11, p30
Trade Publication
This article presents an update on the 2005 U.S. Food and Drug Administration Food Code and various food products purchased by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). A new definition for major food allergen has been derived and the person in charge of a food establishment must demonstrate knowledge about the major food allergens. Employee health provisions was also updated that seek to prevent transmission of pathogens from infected food workers to consumers. USDA has announced plans to purchase up to 22.8 million pounds of Concord grape juice for donation to child nutrition and other domestic programs. USDA has purchased 600,000 pounds of fresh boneless beef, for delivery in four periods between October 24 to November 4, 2005. The agriculture department has also purchased 388,000 pounds of frozen ham for used in federal food and nutrition programs and for disaster relief.


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