2017 FDA Food Code Person In Charge Requirement
On February 12, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration published the 2017 FDA Food Code that outlines that the Person In Charge (PIC) must be a to be a Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM). The Person In Charge (PIC) is a designated person with a valid certification from an accredited program or verification of attendance from an accredited program. This person should be present during all hours of operation.
For multiple permitted establishments within one physical structure (in one location)it is different. If these businesses are under the same operation ownership, such as multiple departments within one retail grocery store, the permit holder or their designee may be any one person with supervisory authority over any department. View your jurisdiction food code to verify what is required in your area. Requirements may vary from the 2017 FDA Food Code.
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Some states and local jurisdictions have their own additional requirements, such as registering your certificate with the local Health Department or paying an additional issuance fee.
For more detailed information about the food manager certification, please see our state requirements on the right or refer to your local health authority. This varies from City, County and State.