The National Restaurant Association and NMRA will be providing our members with tons of helpful information this month on Food Safety.
This is very important to New Mexico as we are in the process of moving forward on the adoption of the 2017 FDA Food code book which has some new items and some items the New Mexico Environment department is proposing changes. Those changes were proposed to the Environmental Improvement Board (EIB) on August 24, 2018 and were approved, which means Food Code changes are coming soon!
Some of the major changes include:
- In New Mexico the Person in Charge does not have to be a Certified Food Protection Manager but they do have to have the knowledge to answer an inspector correctly.
- A certified food protection manager is permitted to be responsible for more than a single food establishment with an approved variance.
- Food operations must now have a written plan for clean-up of vomiting and diarrheal events.
- Food handler card will be required in food operations for employees handling TCS foods.
Please join NMRA and Food Program Manager Johnathan Gerhardt on September 26th for a VERY IMPORTANT WEBINAR. We will be discussing the changes and how they will affect you and your food operation. This excludes Albuquerque and Bernalillo.
All through September, NRA and NMRA will provide you materials to help you understand and share facts and rules on food safety. Be sure check our website often and follow us on social media for posters, videos and activity sheets, or check out the resources below.