Preventing Illness and Promoting Wellness for Communities in Eastern Connecticut

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FDA MODEL FOOD CODE

The CT General Assembly passed a bill that will make the FDA Model Food Code Connecticut’s food code beginning July 1, 2018.  This new law will result in a variety of changes for the food establishments in CT and the local health departments that regulate them.

Some of these changes will begin as soon as October 1, 2017.  The Eastern Highlands Health Districts Food Protection Program is committed to working with you throughout the transition process.

Please click here to read the second official letter from the Director of Health to all local owner operators in regards to changes that take effect October 1, 2017

Please click here to read the official letter from the Director of Health to all local owner operators in regards to the upcoming changes to the food code.

Click to see the CT Department of Public Health Food Protection Program Circular letter explaining the implementation deadlines

Click to see the CT Department of Public Health "draft" side by side comparison of the changes to restaurant classification with examples of establishments utilizing the new classification system.

A list of preliminary changes to the food code is available by clicking here.

For more information about the FDA Model Food code please click this link to be taken directly to the FDA's website.