Food Allergen Awareness Training
Montgomery County Maryland
Montgomery County Bill 33-16
On November 1, 2016, the Montgomery County Council, sitting as the Board of Health, went a step further and enacted Bill 33-16, Eating and Drinking Establishments – Food Allergen Awareness Training.
Effective July 1, 2017, Bill 33-16 requires all “Eating and Drinking Establishments”, which are required to be under the immediate control of a certified food service manager, to have on the premises at all times when food is being prepared or served, an employee who has completed a food allergen awareness training course and passed a test as required by this Regulation to protect the health of county residents.
A trained employee with a valid certification must be on the premise at all times when food is being prepared or served in order to meet compliance.