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