NC Contemplates Altering Food Safety Rules

According to Star News, changes focused on protecting the public from foodborne illnesses could be coming to North Carolina around Sept. 1, 2012.

That's the date the 2009 U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Food Code could be implemented in the state. On May 16, the NC Commission for Public Health voted to adopt the code. The commission's action had been authorized by the General Assembly last year.

Before it's implemented, the code must be examined by the state Rules Review Commission. If the commission approves the code at its June 21 meeting, North Carolina will adopt the new rules July 1, according to Cris Harrelson, food defense coordinator with the NC Department of Health's food protection program.

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