TN Food Code changes includes grocery & convenience stores
Effective July 1, 2015, the Tennessee Food Service Establishment Law changed to incorporate the 2009 FDA model Food Code & current food science. The most significant change to the law requires a Certified Food Protection Manager or a (PIC) Person in Charge who has passed a certified food safety course to be present at the location. Some of the other changes include time/temperature control, an employee health policy, a posted consumer advisory, cooling procedures, restrictions of food handlers having bare hand contact with (RTE) ready-to-eat foods, sanitation guidelines and date marking for once opened or prepared foods. This information affects all food service establishments including grocery & convenience stores.
The FDA Employee Health and Personal Hygiene Handbook contains helpful information: