Because the regulations to implement the Food and Drug Administration (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 will still be in effect and enforceable by local certified food inspectors:
Implementation of Code
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.