MN Food Code Rule Revision: Chapter 4626 - EH: Minnesota Department of Health

Minnesota Food Code Rule Revision
Chapter 4626

Currently, MDH's legal counsel is reviewing both the proposed amendments to the food code and the draft Statement of Need and Reasonableness (SONAR). This review will ensure that the rule amendments are legal and enforceable and that the SONAR clearly states the arguments for need and reasonableness drafted by MDH and Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA). We do not know when this review will be completed.

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Additional Information


The Minnesota Departments of Health and Agriculture have been revising the Minnesota Food Code (Code), Minnesota Rules, Chapter 4626.

Food safety and sanitation subject matter to be included in this rulemaking include, but is not limited to, the following areas:

    • Management and Personnel
    • Food Characteristics, Protection from Contamination, Destroying Organisms, Food Identity,¬†and Contaminated Food
    • Equipment, Utensils, and Linens
    • Water, Plumbing, and Waste
    • Physical Facilities
    • Poisonous or Toxic Materials
    • Compliance and Enforcement
    • Temporary and Portable Food Establishments
    • Food Manager Certification
    • Other related items that may surface during the rulemaking process as time permits

Persons Affected

The amendments to the rules would likely affect:
local units of government children and youth camps
restaurant owners and managers special event and mass gathering sponsors
food service and retail food workers and food handlers hospitals
grocery stores assisted living facilities
bakeries board and care homes
convenience stores food protection manager certification trainers
caterers and catering companies day care centers and homes
food processing and packaging manufacturers community-based facilities that prepare or serve food
meat processors motels, hotels and bed and breakfast establishments
vending machine owners and operators lodging and boarding houses
schools food scientists
other entities that prepare or sell food to the public

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Updated Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 11:21AM