FDA Food Code Update

On May 12, 2014, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture adopted by reference the 2013 FDA Model Food Code to serve as the uniform regulation governing retail food safety throughout the state of Pennsylvania. The FDA model code is recognized throughout the country as having the most up-to-date food safety practices based on current scientific research and review. Adoption of the code represents a foundation for partnership with federal and state agencies, with the main goal of improving food safety.