Washington Food Industry Association. State Food Code Update April 13, 2012 Presenters: Jan Gee-President & CEO WFIA Michael Latham-Director of Food Safety & Loss Prevention-- Town & Country Market. Agenda: Review new rule timeline.
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State Food Code Update
April 13, 2012
Jan Gee-President & CEO WFIA
Michael Latham-Director of Food Safety & Loss Prevention-- Town & Country Market
Complete required analyses/File CR 102 August 22, 2012
Public Hearing October 10, 2012
Respond to stakeholder comments November 2012
File CR 103 December 2012
Train Stakeholders on new rule Jan.– Apr. 2013
Rule Effective May 2013
Update on Date Marking Requirements for Cheeses:
Grassroots information to the Dept. of Health Staff
Board of Health hearing – March 14, 2012
Next steps for cheese discussion.
The Washington Food Industry Association’s goal is to objectively move toward adaptation of the language in the Federal FDA Food Code, speaking out on any areas of the codes language that might adversely affect the Independent Grocers in Washington, using science based data when available, to support our position.
Deli salads, such as ham salad, seafood salad, chicken salad, egg salad,
Can Be Linked To:
These Are Conditions That Must Be Reported
Clarification on Norovirus with new code: An employee returning to work, must be over symptoms and not working in a highly susceptible population.
The timeframe requirement of 100 F in 45 seconds,
was removed from the proposed code
(Not Commercially Produced)
The proposal to the Core Workshop was to increase the timeframe up to 6 hours….It was rejected due to the complexity of trying to manage different foods under the provision.
Temporary handwashing stations may be used unless the demonstrator is handling/preparing raw meats, fish, or poultry prior to sampling them
President & CEO
WA Food Industry Association
Director of Food Safety & Loss Prevention
Town & Country Market
David Gifford, R.S.,
WA State Dept of Health