2019 Update on FDA Food Code

 NOTICE TO LICENSED FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS

 

Update on Connecticut’s Adoption of the FDA Food Code

QVHD has been notified by the Connecticut Department of Public Health that Connecticut’s adoption of the FDA Food Code, that was scheduled to go into effect on no later than January 1, 2019 is delayed; therefore, we will continue using the current inspection form and rating system. The regulations to implement the new code are currently in the formal regulation review process. However, some laws have passed and are now in place including new classification definitions and Certified Food Protection Manager (formally known as QFO) requirements.

 

New Classification and Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM)

Please refer to your renewal application (sent in December) which indicates your new class. All newly classified Class 2, 3, and 4 establishments are required to employ a trained CFPM. Certificates must be current and not expired. The delay in adopting the FDA Code provides more time to renew an expired certificate. Approved testing organizations can be found here.

 

Although it is not possible to predict the date the final regulations will be approved and implemented, it is hopeful that it will be sometime in 2019.We will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available to us. In the meantime, feel free to call QVHD with questions.

Announcement Date: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2019