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Danbury City Council looks at proposed updates for food safety laws

A Committee of the City Council is recommending updates to Danbury's food safety laws.  A new food code on the state level means an overhaul is needed to the City's food protection program.  The changes will effect the re-training of food inspectors, re-classification of restaurants, additional food handler training session and updating the fee schedule. 


The state regulation, which is an FDA-model food code, go into effect in October and next July. 


What was once termed "qualified food operator" is now known as a "certified food manager".


Health Director Lisa Michelle Morrissey says they will be holding town halls with interested parties if the City Council approves the recommended changes.  Three print mailings will also be sent to food service business owners about the changes directly impacting them.


Morrissey says a restaurant can have a 96 but still fail.  They are talking about making the information more streamlined, with a letter grade system or a much clearer number system.  The Department could also highlight the risk factor debit on the inspection sheet rather than a linear list of problems.  She says that would prioritize things like cross contamination temperature, and put something like washing the walls lower on the list.

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