Visit coronavirus.gov for the latest Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) updates.

You are here

Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
3 out of 4
3 out of 4
Year Published: 
2013

FDA Food Code

Description of Resource: 
The Food Code is guidance representing FDA’s current thinking and is a model on safeguarding public health and ensuring food is unadulterated and honestly presented when offered to the consumer. It represents FDA’s best advice for a uniform system of provisions that address the safety and protection of food offered at retail and in food service. This resource is recommended as a public health guide and for community interventions. This model is offered for adoption by local, state, and federal governmental jurisdictions for administration by the various departments, agencies, bureaus, divisions, and other units within each jurisdiction that have been delegated compliance responsibilities for food service, retail food stores, or food vending operations. Alternatives that offer an equivalent level of public health protection to ensure that food at retail and foodservice is safe are recognized in this model.

Evidence-Based Resource Details

help Learn more about EBR criteria
Developed By: 
Food and Drug Administration
Developer Type: 
Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Food Safety
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Non-Systematic Review
Citation: 
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Food and Drug Administration [Internet]. FDA Food Code. c2013– [cited 2014 Mar 12]. Available from: www.fda.gov/FoodCode