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Quick Reference to the 2001 FDA Model Food Code

Quick Reference to the 2001 FDA Model Food Code

by Gary Barnes, United States


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Lightweight and portable, this streamlined, easy-to-use guide presents the Regulatory Chapters 1-8 of the 2001 FDA Model Food Code. It provides practical, science-based guidance and manageable, enforceable provisions for mitigating risk factors known to cause foodborne illness. Reflecting the latest version of The Code (updated December 2001), this book covers management and personnel; food; equipment, utensils, and linens; water, plumbing, and waste; physical facilities; and poisonous or toxic materials. For working Food Safety professionals and use in food service establishments, retail food stores, nursing homes, and childcare centers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780130996022
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 07/26/2002
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

1. Purpose and Definitions
2. Management and Personnel
3. Food
4. Equipment, Utensils, and Linens
5. Water, Plumbing, and Waste
6. Physical Facilities
7. Poisonous or Toxic Materials
8. Compliance and Enforcement


Since 1993, the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a bi-annual update of the Model Food Code for use in Food Service Establishments. The latest version, the 2001 FDA Model Food Code, was released for public use via Internet access in December, 2001. Each revision reflects the input of the many professionals intimately involved in assuring Food Safety. The frequent revision process assures that the Model Food Code reflects the best 'Science' in response to current food safety challenges.

One of the major strengths of the recent published versions of the Code is also one of the biggest drawbacks preventing ease of use.

The Code is formatted in an outline format, large type, wide left margins (for note taking), and on 8 1/2" X 11" paper. The resulting document is a hefty 'phone-book' sized text more suitable for a desk reference than for use in a working Retail Food Service operation. In addition, the published Code contains valuable 'Annex Chapters' that are also more suitable for a desk reference volume.

The 'Quick Reference to 2001 FDA Model Food Code' addresses the
above concerns by presenting the Regulatory Chapters 1-8 in a
streamlined text ... one suitable for the working Food Safety
professional or student who needs a convenient, lightweight, and
portable version of the Regulatory chapters of the 2001 FDA
Model Food Code.

All attempt was made to present the Code as published (in spite of the copy editor's best-efforts to correct the errors contained in the original). The 'Quick Reference to 2001 FDA Model Code' is meant to provide aconvenient format and under no circumstances is meant to be used in lieu of the published Code.

A companion desk reference text, "Keyword Index and Quick Reference Guide to 2001 FDA Model Food Code," containing over 25, 000+ keywords and phrases within the code, is also available.

Gary Barnes, RS
Editor of the 'Quick Reference to 2001 FDA Model Food Code'

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