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Your input wanted on proposed food code update

Monday, April 9, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Katie Montgomery
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The Division of Food and Lead Risk Assessments is proposing to revise regulation 61-25 and wants your input. The Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a new 2017 version of the FDA Food Code. Regulation 61-25 is currently based on the 2013 version of the FDA Food Code. It is the goal of the program to stay aligned with the most current version of the FDA Food Code and to incorporate those changes that are beneficial to promoting food safety in South Carolina.


Based on the changes occurring in food industry business models, changes need to be made to sections of Chapter 9, for which there are no federal standards. To meet the agency’s strategic plan of improved customer service, we are proposing to combine the separate Retail Food Establishment Inspection Fee regulation into the Retail Food Establishment regulation to create one single regulation for Retail Food Establishments.


Your input is critical to the process of drafting a regulation that meets the needs of both a robust business environment for industry and provides standards that promote safe food and protect the public from the risk of food-borne illness. Please join us at one of the following locations.


Columbia - April 26
Peeples Auditorium
2600 Bull Street
Columbia, SC 29201


Rock Hill - April 27
York County Government Complex, Building 1, Large meeting room
1070 Heckle Blvd.
Rock Hill, SC 29732)


Greenville - April 30
Greenville Health Department Auditorium
200 University Ridge
Greenville, SC 29601


Myrtle Beach - May 2
Surfside Library, large meeting room
410 Surfside Drive
Surfside Beach, SC 29566


Charleston - May 5
Mt. Pleasant Library, large meeting room

1133 Mathis Ferry Rd
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina  29464



Please contact us at or the Food Protection program at 803-896-0640 for more information.


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