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Food Code 2005

front cover of FDA 2005 Food Code

Food Code 2005

U. S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Public Health Service
Food and Drug Administration
College Park, MD 20740

 

Contents

 TABLE OF CONTENTS(Table of Contents PDF)
 PREVIOUS EDITIONS OF CODES(Previous Editions of Codes PDF)
 INTRODUCTION(Introduction PDF)
 PREFACE(Preface PDF)
CHAPTER 1PURPOSE AND DEFINITIONS(Chapter 1 PDF)
CHAPTER 2MANAGEMENT AND PERSONNEL(Chapter 2 PDF)
CHAPTER 3FOOD(Chapter 3 PDF)
CHAPTER 4EQUIPMENT, UTENSILS, AND LINENS(Chapter 4 PDF)
CHAPTER 5WATER, PLUMBING, AND WASTE(Chapter 5 PDF)
CHAPTER 6PHYSICAL FACILITIES(Chapter 6 PDF)
CHAPTER 7POISONOUS OR TOXIC MATERIALS(Chapter 7 PDF)
CHAPTER 8COMPLIANCE AND ENFORCEMENT(Chapter 8 PDF) 
ANNEX 1COMPLIANCE AND ENFORCEMENT(Annex 1 PDF)
ANNEX 2REFERENCES(Annex 2 PDF)
ANNEX 3PUBLIC HEALTH REASONS /
ADMINISTRATIVE GUIDELINES
(Annex 3 PDF)
ANNEX 4MANAGEMENT OF FOOD SAFETY PRACTICES-ACHIEVING ACTIVE MANAGERIAL CONTROL OF FOODBORNE ILLNES RISK FACTORS(Annex 4 PDF)
ANNEX 5CONDUCTING RISK-BASED INSPECTIONS(Annex 5 PDF)
ANNEX 6FOOD PROCESSING CRITERIA(Annex 6 PDF)
ANNEX 7MODEL FORMS, GUIDES, AND OTHER AIDS(Annex 7 PDF)
SUMMARYSUMMARY OF CHANGES IN THE FDA FOOD CODE(Summary PDF)
SUPPLEMENTSUPPLEMENT TO THE 2005 FOOD CODE(Added October 2007) 

2005 Recommendations of the
United States Public Health Service
Food and Drug Administration

The Food Code is a model for safeguarding public health and ensuring food is unadulterated and honestly presented when offered to the consumer. It represents FDA's best advice for a uniform system of provisions that address the safety and protection of food offered at retail and in food service.

This model is offered for adoption by local, state, and federal governmental jurisdictions for administration by the various departments, agencies, bureaus, divisions, and other units within each jurisdiction that have been delegated compliance responsibilities for food service, retail food stores, or food vending operations. Alternatives that offer an equivalent level of public health protection to ensure that food at retail and foodservice is safe are recognized in this model.

This guidance represents FDA's current thinking on safeguarding public health and ensuring food is unadulterated and honestly presented when offered to the consumer. It does not create or confer any rights for or on any person and does not operate to bind FDA or the public. This guidance is being issued in accordance with FDA's Good Guidance Practices regulation (21 CFR 10.115; 65 FR 56468; September 19, 2000).

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Technology Administration
National Technical Information Service
5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, VA 22161
(703) 605-6000, refer to report number PB 2005-102200