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The Food Safety Guru

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Breaking Down the 10 major changes to the Colorado Food Code Change #3 – Cleaning up Vomit and Feces

On January 1, 2019 the state of Colorado adopted the 2013 FDA Food Code. What does this mean to you as a foodservice operator in Colorado? It means that your operation will be impacted. In order to prepare the first step is to be aware of what the changes are.

There are 10 major changes. One change is related to one of my favorite topics: Clean Up of Vomiting and Diarrheal Events.

What is the change?

This change is to better reduce the potential for the spread of harmful bacteria. It’s all about protection public health. Requirements have been added which require managers to establish procedures for employees to follow when cleaning up vomit or feces. Be in the know about this because the Department of Public Health may ask to see your procedures. They will expect the new requirements to be incorporated.

Brand Protection Consultants offers onsite, one hour, workshops in the Greater Denver area. These workshops are designed to provide a basic overview of the changes. Scheduling a workshop in your establishment is a simple way to ensure that your team members have the knowledge they need. It will help them understand the “why” behind the changes and how they protect public health.

For more information on the food code changes you can visit the Colorado Department of Health website. If you have additional questions Brand Protection Consultants are happy to help. We can be reached at 720-669-8032 or . For information on our workshops go to

Remember- Be Clean. Be Consistent. Be Compliant. Be Safe

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