Minnesota Food Code Rule Revision
Chapter 4626

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Updated 04/03/2014

  • Preliminary draft chapters of the proposed language for the Minnesota Food Code are now available, see: Draft Food Code Rule Revision Language Web Page

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Process Considerations

The Minnesota Departments of Health and Agriculture have begun the process to revise the Minnesota Food Code (Code), Minnesota Rules, Chapter 4626. The departments are considering rule amendments that would bring the Code up to date and in substantial conformance with the 2009 Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Model Food Code.

Possible food safety and sanitation subject matter to be considered during this rulemaking may 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 Wednesday, 09-Apr-2014 13:41:18 CDT