Food Code (R23-1, 21-27-FOOD)
|Title||216||Rhode Island Department of Health|
|Part||120||Food Code (R23-1, 21-27-FOOD)|
|Type of Filing||Repeal|
Regulation Authority :
RIGL Chapters 21-27 and 23-1
Purpose and Reason :
In accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act, R.I. Gen. Laws Section 42-35-3(a)(1), the following is a concise statement regarding this rulemaking for the Food Code (R23-1, 21-27-FOOD). This repeal and associated adoption is meant to consolidate the Food Code (R23-1, 21-27-FOOD), the Regulations, Standards and Definitions Pertaining to Frozen Dairy Products (R21-9-FDP), the Rules and Regulations Prescribing Minimum Standards for Pull Dates on Packaged Bakery Products (R21-33-PBP), and the Rules and Regulations Pertaining to the Sale of Food and Beverages Through Vending Machines (R23-1-VM), and replace them with the Rhode Island Food Code (216-RICR-50-10-1), and to adopt the 2013 FDA Food Code and 2015 Supplement. No comments were received during the public comment period, therefore no non-technical revisions were made to the regulations posted for public comment, and no justification for not implementing suggested revisions is required. In the development of the proposed amendment, consideration was given to: 1) alternative approaches; 2) overlap or duplication with other statutory and regulatory provisions; and 3) significant economic impact on small business. No alternative approach, duplication, or overlap was identified based on available information. The Rhode Island Department of Health has determined that the benefits of this repeal justify its costs.