US Food Code Adoption by State

The FDA published a list of the state health departments that had adopted the US Food Code into their state level food code regulations as of December 2016.  It may be helpful for you to review the information in order to see if your organization has foodservice operations in any of the states that have adopted either the 2009 or the 2013 versions of the US Food Code.  These versions of the US Food Code include the requirements for written procedures for responding to vomit and diarrhea events and also include the requirement for specific actions that employees must take when responding to contamination events.  As of December 2016, 37 states had adopted either the 2009 or the 2013 versions of the US Food Code.

  • While this data represents the most recent published list, you should with your state level environmental health organization if you don’t see it listed here.  Your state may have adopted the FDA US Food Code after this list was published. 
  • It is also important to realize that many city and county level health departments have adopted the US Food Code as well.   Even a state you operate in may not have adopted the relevant versions at the state level, you may be located in a city or locality that has adopted a version that requires written procedures for responding to vomit and diarrhea events.

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