Adoption of Federal Regulations and Other Standards  



    Division of Food Safety


    5K-4.002Adoption of Federal Regulations and Other Standards


    Notice is hereby given that the following changes have been made to the proposed rule in accordance with subparagraph 120.54(3)(d)1., F.S., published in Vol. 40, No. 188, September 26, 2014 issue of the Florida Administrative Register.

    The changes to this rule are in response to written comments received from the Joint Administrative Procedures Committee. The purpose of this rule development is to update the federal regulations and standards previously adopted by reference in this rule section and used by this agency to facilitate the regulation and inspection of agriculture based food establishments. Updated are the relevant U.S. Codes of Federal Regulation and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Code (Food Code) which are the national standards and model codes for food safety regulation. The effect of this proposed rule is to provide uniformity and consistency with both our regulated industry that is already operating on the current versions of the Food Code and federal code language and with our federal partners with which we have ongoing cooperative agreements for inspection services.

    The following proposed rule sections have been changed to address the identified comments and concerns.

    5K-4.002 Adoption of Federal Regulations and Other Standards.

    (4) No change.

    (a) No change.

    (b) No change.

    1. through 2. No change.

    3. The 7 Centigrade (45° Fahrenheit) requirement in 3-501.14(D) and 3-501.16(B); 3-501.12(A), 3-501.13(A), 3-501.13(B)(3), 3-501.13(B)(4), 3-501.13(B)(4)(b), 3-501.14(A)(2), 3-501.14(B), 3-501.14(C), 3-501.16(A)(2)(b); and

    4. through 9. No change.

    Rulemaking Authority 500.09, 500.12(1)(f), 500.12(5)(d), 500.12(6), 500.303, 500.304, 500.459, 570.07(23), (24) FS. Law Implemented 500.02, 500.03, 500.032, 500.04, 500.09, 500.10, 500.11, 500.12(4)(a), 500.121, 500.13, 500.147, 500.166, 500.169, 500.172, 500.301, 500.303, 500.304, 500.459, 570.07(2), (6), (9), (16), (18), (24), 570.0725 FS. History–Revised 3-1-72, Amended 12-31-74, 1-18-83, 6-17-85, Formerly 5E-6.02, Amended 7-25-88, 4-13-92, Formerly 5E-6.002, Amended 8-8-95, 9-9-96, 12-10-96, 4-10-97, 9-8-97, 11-15-99, 2-5-04, 3-1-09,_________.