Environmental Food Code Revisions

Highlights of Food Code Changes:

  • You must have one full-time worker who is at least 18 and passed the food safety exam
  • You must put a person in charge who knows about food safety. You always need a person in charge working when you’re open. If one of your workers is sick, the person in charge needs to report it.
  • Never use bare hands to handle ready-to-eat foods. Let consumers know about foodborne illness risks if you serve raw or undercooked animal food.
  • If you plan to leave food out of temperature control for up to four hours, you have to give us your plan for potentially risky food.

This page will be updated and added to as more information becomes available.

Food Code Links

MA 2018 Food Code Revisions - 105 CMR 590.000

Food Code 2013

New Food Inspection Report Form (2018)

Download Food Code 2013

Summary of Changes in the FDA Food Code 2013

Download Food Code 2013 Supplement