North Carolina adopted the FDA Food Code in 2017 and began the enforcement of the code in October 2021. The food code, which promotes consistency in rules and interpretations across the country and across county lines in NC, applies to every food service establishment in the state. NCRLA members were instrumental in helping to adopt and implement the FDA version of the food code.
The NCRLA website provides helpful information on Food Code rules regarding restaurants and lodging as well as ServSafe Food Protection Manager classes and online exams. ServSafe also provides a training course for line-level staff, ServSafe Food Handlers Certification, which is a shortened, economical answer to training your entire kitchen staff on the basics of food safety. To be in compliance with the Food Code, be sure you have one person in charge on every shift certified with the ServSafe Food Protection Manager certification.