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2021 Changes To CA Retail Food Code

2021 Changes to CA Retail Food Code

AB 831 – An act to amend Sections 113818, 113819, 113846, 113899, 113953.3, 114057.1, 114309, 114353, 114365.2, 114378.1, and 114380 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to the California Retail Food Code.  Here is what you need to know:

  • If you are a Charitable Feeding Operation – click here and scroll down to SEC. 2. Section 113819.
  • HACCP Plan for Reduced-Oxygen Packaged Foods (SEC. 6. Section 114057.1)  In your HACCP plan, describe how the packages shall be prominently and conspicuously labeled on the principal display panel in bold type on a contrasting background, with instructions to maintain the food at 41°F or below and discard the food if within 14 30 calendar days of its packaging it is not served for on-premises consumption, or consumed if served or sold for off-premises consumption, and (6) Limits the refrigerated shelf life to no more than 14 30 calendar days from packaging to consumption, except the time product is maintained frozen, or the original manufacturer’s “sell by” or “use by” date, whichever occurs first.
  • Double Gloves (SEC. 5. Section 113953.3) – Added new text; (c) A food facility may incorporate an alternate glove use procedure in which double gloves are worn to handle raw animal proteins. The loose-fitting outer glove shall be removed in a manner to prevent cross-contamination of the tight-fitting inner glove before the inner glove is used as a barrier to bare hand contact with ready-to-eat food.
  • Cottage Food Operation (SEC.9. Section 114365.2) – Added new text;
    (f) A cottage food operation that advertises to the public, including through an internet website, social media platform, newspaper, newsletter, or other public announcements, shall indicate the following on the advertisement:
    (1) The county of approval.
    (2) The permit or registration number.
    (3) A statement that the food prepared is “Made in a Home Kitchen” or “Repackaged in a Home Kitchen,” as applicable.

There are a few other minor changes, and if you would like to view them all, click here.

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