Conference for Food Protection

2016 Biennial Meeting

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Issue Number: Council I 036

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Clarifying Date Marking Disposition

Issue you would like the Conference to consider

Subparagraph 3-501.18(A)(3) of the 2013 FDA Food Code refers to a food that is "appropriately marked with a date or day that exceeds" date marking timeframes. The word "appropriately" is confusing.

Public Health Significance

Clarifying the Food Code can help with compliance.

Recommended Solution: The Conference recommends...

a letter be sent to the FDA requesting the 2013 Food Code be amended as follows (language to be deleted is in strikethrough format):

3-501.18 Ready-to-Eat, Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food, Disposition.

(A) A FOOD specified in ¶ 3-501.17(A) or (B) shall be discarded if it:

(3) Is appropriately marked with a date or day that exceeds a temperature and time combination as specified in ¶ 3-501.17(A). P

Submitter Information

Name Adam Inman
Organization Kansas Department of Agriculture
Address 1320 Research Park Drive
Manhattan, KS 66502
Telephone 7855646764

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