IMPORTANT: CHANGES TO FOOD LICENSING AND INSPECTIONS

Because the regulations to implement the FDA Food Code are still in the regulation review process, it is not possible that they will be approved by January 1, 2019. Therefore, on January 1, 2019, the current food regulations: 19-13-B42; 19-13-B40; 19-13-B48; and 19-13-B49 will still be in effect and enforceable by local certified food inspectors. The FDA Food Code will not automatically become effective on January 1, 2019. It is not possible to predict the date the draft regulations to implement the FDA Food Code will become approved due to the various steps and required approvals that are part of the regulatory review process.