FDA Food Code Transition

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During the course of 2017, we conducted a series of stakeholder meetings with industry and local health partners to determine applicability of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration's (US FDA) 2013 model Food Code and 2013 Supplement to Colorado's food industries.
On November 15, 2017, the state Board of Health unanimously voted to adopt the rule, with an effective implementation date of January 1, 2019. These pages will be updated as the implementation deadline approaches.
The adoption of the Food Code includes some operational changes for retail food establishments.
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