Information from UC
What do food handlers need to know about coronavirus infectious disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the associated virus, SARS-CoV-2? (DiCaprio, UC Davis Food Science and Technology, Food Safety, March 2, 2020)
Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO)
California Microenterprise Home Kitchens Operations Act (MEHKO)
- Bill Text - AB-626 California Retail Food Code: Microenterprise Home Kitchen Operations (CA Legislative Information)
- AB626: Microenterprise Home Kitchen Operations (County of Santa Clara Consumer Protection Division)
- California Microenterprise Home Kitchen Operation (Forrager.com)
- Restaurants and Grocers Reopening After Hurricanes and Flooding (FDA)
- What do food handlers need to know about coronavirus infectious disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the associated virus, SARS-CoV-2? (DiCaprio, UC Davis Food Science and Technology, March 2, 2020)
- California Food Handler Card Law (ServSafe.com)
The California Food Handler Card law – SB 602 requires food handlers to be trained in Food Safety. The regulation goes into effect July 1, 2011. The National Restaurant Association Education Foundation provides an on-line version of their ServeSafe course at the link above that meets the requirements of the regulation.
- California Food Handler Card Law Guidelines (2011, LA County Public Health) (PDF 569 KB)
- California Retail Food Code (2022, CCDEH) (as PDF 2.3 MB)
- FDA Food Code - The U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) publishes the Food Code, a model that assists food control jurisdictions at all levels of government by providing them with a scientifically sound technical and legal basis for regulating the retail and food service segment of the industry (restaurants and grocery stores and institutions such as nursing homes). Local, state, tribal, and federal regulators use the FDA Food Code as a model to develop or update their own food safety rules and to be consistent with national food regulatory policy. The 2017 Food Code is the most recent full edition published by FDA.
Food Handling Guidelines
- Temporary Food Stands (UCANR) (PDF 66 KB)
- Farmer's Markets - Food Samples (Michigan Dept. of Agriculture) (PDF 387 KB)
- Garlic-In-Oil - 2001 FDA Food Code (CTRL-F: to search on page for "garlic-in-oil") (PDF 2.8 MB)
- Best Practices Guidance for Controlling Listeria monocytogenes in Retail Delicatessens (USDA, June 2015)
- Letter to Establishments on Retail Listeria monocytogenes (LM) Pilot Project (USDA, Jan. 19, 2016) (PDF 94 KB)
- Video: Listeria Controls at Retail (USDA, YouTube video, 36:16 min) FSIS hosted webinar held on September 29, 2015, with representatives from FSIS and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Training - Food Service/Retail
- Food Safety Info Sheets (NC State University)
- Food Safety Education to Residential Childcare Institutions (RCCIs): Food Safety Basics Training (University of Rhode Island and Massachusetts, NIFSI). A training program designed to assist in the development and implementation of a HACCP based food safety program at residential childcare institutions. The program curriculum materials (Powerpoint presentation, manuals, Food Safety Kit Booklet, and Video) may be downloaded free of charge.
- Retail Food Protection Industry Educational Materials (FDA) Posters/storyboards that are designed to enhance food safety training efforts at the retail level by helping food employees understand the important role they play in protecting public health.
- Posters in many languages Designed to enhance food safety training efforts at the retail level by helping food employees understand the important role they play in protecting public health.
- Videos Testimonial videos that can be used to educate retail and foodservice employees on the possible, dire consequences of poor preparation practices and provide tips to prevent foodborne illness.
- Make It Safe, Keep It Safe, Food Safety Education Program (MISKIS) (UC ANR)