MN Food Code Rule Revision 2.0: Chapter 4626 - EH: Minnesota Department of Health

Minnesota Food Code Rule Revision 2.0
Chapter 4626

Food Code Rule Revision 2.0 Update

The Food, Pools and Lodging Services Section had to pause the work on the next revision of the Food Code due to the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope to restart the revision process during the first quarter of 2022, depending on what happens with COVID-19.

The first external steps will include:

  • Confirming Advisory Committee membership
  • Work on identified issues
  • Publishing the Request for Comments
  • Scheduling Advisory Committee meetings to discuss possible revisions

Your comments wanted

Licensed retail food establishment owners, operators and workers, certified food protection managers and trainers, local units of government delegated to administer the state food safety program, and food scientists may be affected by these amendments.

The departments have not yet drafted any proposed rule amendments. There will be several opportunities for public comment and input on this rule project. At this stage, we do not have a complete draft rule; we want your feedback to inform us about the ideas you have about the Code. If you have ideas or data related to this rulemaking that we need to consider, please submit them to us. Submitting your ideas and information at this early stage in rulemaking allows us more time to address issues that may come up, and helps to ensure informed decision-making on our part.

How to comment

Interested persons or groups may submit comments or information on the current Code or possible rule amendments electronically to us until further notice is published in the State Register that the departments intend to adopt or to withdraw the rules.

Please submit your questions or comments using this online form:
Public Comment - Food Code Rule Revision 2.0

  • Current Rule

  • The standards which licensed retail establishments must comply
  • Rulemaking Basics

  • Summary of the main parts of the process, important documents, and timeline for developing and adopting rules

We will provide updates on this page as we have them. Please send your ideas, comments, requested revisions and questions to Linda Prail at 651-201-5792 or

Contact Us for questions or comments regarding the possible rule amendments.

Updated Wednesday, 12-Jan-2022 10:46:23 CST