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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has published the 2017 edition of its FDA Food Code, a comprehensive document that details practices intended to help reduce the risks of foodborne illnesses.
Released in February, the 2017 Food Code includes some significant changes from prior editions. Specific changes include:
The FDA says that the changes in the 2017 Food Code reflect input from regulators in other federal agencies, as well as industry, academia and consumers.
The complete text of the FDA’s 2017 Food Code is available here.