new mexico update


July 27, 2016 | EcoSure Food Safety Monitor

By Miriam Eisenberg, MS, RD, CP-FS

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In March, New Mexico adopted the 2013 FDA Food Code. Exceptions to this are Albuquerque and Bernalillo County which are still based on the 2009 and 2005 Food Code respectively.

Included in the updated New Mexico Code is the requirement for at least one certified manager per permit and a person-in-charge on duty at all times who can demonstrate food safety knowledge. In addition, all employees must obtain food handler cards. Though these requirements have become law, enforcement will begin March 1, 2017.

Another update from the 2013 Food Code is the requirement for a procedure in each location for procedures for cleaning up vomiting and diarrheal events. This is to aid in the prevention of the spread of Norovirus.

Here are some additional resources from the New Mexico Environment Department: