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Post by ChrisP on Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:53 am

06/03/2014 meeting notes
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December 15, 2015 Food Advisory Committee Minutes

Post by DonnieS on Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:31 pm

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September 13, 2016 Meeting

Post by DonnieS on Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:57 pm

Attached is the minutes for the March 05, 2016 Food Advisory Meeting.  Here is what took place at the Sept 08, 2016 meeting.

1. I brought up the issue that the Food Sanitation Code excluding certain sections, adopted the 2013 FDA Food Code , and implemented the FDA inspection sheet with a grading matrix had been adopted on June 26, 2016 but LHD's had until July 01, 2018 to implement it.  In doing this LHD's who are still referencing the repealed sections of the Food Code and using the 45 inspection form are conducting inspections not in compliance with the adopted rules even though LHD's had until July 01, 2018 to implement the new rules and inspection process creating potential issues for compliance in court.  IDPH referenced the August 30, 2016 Memo after consulting with legal division that it was legal and enforceable for LHD's to continue using the old Food Code.

2. Illinois Department of Agriculture pointed out that the ground beef grinding log requirements in retail grocery stores had been delayed until October of this year.  That USDA and IDA will be making compliance checks regarding this issue in October so for us to be aware of the this.

3. The electronic inspection food/tanning inspection program being developed by IDPH will start to be tested by staff October 03, 2016.  4 LHD's that have agreed to test the inspection program are anticipated to start the end of October.  There is no timeline as to when it will be ready for use by LHD's.  Request that monthly updates be proved to LHD's in order that we can be kept appraised of the program so we can make long term decisions.

4. IDPH has a new hire in Nora Kelly in central office with a hire in Champaign and Marion.

5. Below are two items that was sent out the Retail Food Sub-committee regarding primarily the implementation of using "risk factors" as part of the grading matrix when the FDA Food Code annex breaks the violations down into Priority, Priority Foundation, and Core items.  I thought identifying the classification of the item is what determined if the violations was a Risk Factor or a Good Retail Practice.  So I am not sure what the issue is but it sounds like the Department may want to incorporate the type of violation into the grading matrix which will really complicate things.  We are to meet to discuss this is in more detail and I will keep you updated.  Any questions, comments or suggestion you may have please let me know.

 a) Removal of the Illinois Uniform Grading System matrix.  The matrix currently allows a “Pass” grade, even with multiple uncorrected Foodborne Illness Factors that could be Priority items or Priority Foundation items needing a follow-up inspection or even food establishment closure.  The tallied number totals of Risk Factor/Intervention violations and Repeat violations would remain on the inspection report.  The terms Pass, Pass with Conditions and Fail would remain for grading, but they would be defined by each local health department under their enforcement policies.

b) Removal of the Illinois-added statement on the inspection report under Foodborne Illness Risk Factors and Public Health Interventions, “Risk factors require immediate correction.”  This statement would lead local health departments and industry to equate former critical violations with Risk Factors on the new inspection report.  They are not the same.  FDA guidance in Chapter 8 (not adopted by Illinois) of the FDA Model Food Code states that Priority and Priority Foundation items require immediate correction (it also allows for specific follow-up inspection dates if uncorrected), and these are not necessarily always FBI Risk Factors.  Local health departments should use that guidance when creating their enforcement policy on correction times for violations.

6. Land Connection is looking to possibly sponsor a Food Symposium in April 2017.

If anyone has any issues in the Food Program with rules etc, please let me know.
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