Food Establishment Advisory Committee
MDPH/BEH Food Protection Program

Mission Statement

To identify food safety and defense issues and assign priority status for resolution based on public health significance relative to 105 CMR 590.000: State Sanitary Code Chapter X — Minimum Sanitation Standards for Food Establishments. To propose solutions to issues based on current science and technology; to promote education, communication and uniformity within the regulatory agencies and the food industry; and to advise the Director of the Food Protection Program regarding implementation. (Adopted December 13, 1995, revised December 13, 2001, and June 18, 2008.)

Posted at 1:23 PM, August 25, 2015


Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM


MA Restaurant Association Conference Room (Suite 102)
333 Turnpike Road, Southborough MA 01772


  1. Administrative Details
    • Introductions
    • Review of Minutes of April 29, 2015
  2. Old Business
    • Retail Food Establishment regulations — discussion update.
    • Food Donation Best Management Practices — MassDEP and RecyclingWorks Massachusetts update.
  3. New Business
    • Licensure requirements of gyms that hold prepared meals and other food products.
  4. Agency and Committee Updates
    • Food Protection Program (FPP)
    • Subcommittee on Food Manager Training and Certification
    • Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Update
    • MA Partnership for Food Safety Education (MPFSE)
    • MA Health Officers Association (MHOA)
    • MA Environmental Health Association (MEHA)
    • MA Restaurant Association (MRA)
    • MA Food Association (MFA)
    • Western MA Public Health Association (WMPHA)
  5. Training and Education
  6. Next Meeting

This information is provided by the Food Protection Program within the Department of Public Health.