The Food Protection Division of the Indiana State Health Department is holding a virtual public hearing to determine if non-profits serving food to the public should be required to demonstrate knowledge of safe food handling. The department has created an open survey to get input that'll be available online through the end of August [Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013]. [lw]
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The Food Protection Division of the Indiana State Health Department is holding a virtual public hearing determining if not-for-profit organizations serving food to members or the public should be required to demonstrate knowledge of safe food handling. The comments will assist with recommendations to be made to the state legislative health and finance committee per Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 457. The bill states the Indiana State Department of Health shall review applicable laws and rules governing exceptions to the requirements for certified food handlers and rules on the number of days per year these entities are exempt from inspection, and present recommendations to clarify the existing laws to the health and finance commission before Oct. 31, 2013. In order to formulate these recommendations, the state department of health has created this open survey to gain input and opinions on the matter. The survey can accessed at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6577K5V and will be open from Thursday July 11 through Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013.