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§ 5707. Powers of department

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 3 Pa.C.S.A. AgricultureEffective: January 24, 2011

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 3 Pa.C.S.A. Agriculture
Part VII. Quality and Labeling
Chapter 57. Food Protection (Refs & Annos)
Subchapter A. Retail Food Facility Safety (Refs & Annos)
Effective: January 24, 2011
3 Pa.C.S.A. § 5707
§ 5707. Powers of department
(a) Rules and regulations.--The department shall make such reasonable rules and regulations as may be deemed necessary for carrying out the provisions and intent of this subchapter. In promulgating regulations, the department shall be guided by the most current edition of the Food Code, published by the United States Department of Health, Food and Drug Administration. The regulatory standards established by the department under this section shall be the standards followed and applied by any licensor with respect to retail food facilities.
(b) Food service at schools and organized camps.--
(1) The department shall provide for the inspection of a food service at a school and for the training of school food service personnel in accordance with the standards applied to retail food facilities for schools located in areas in which the department is the licensor. Upon request, the department shall provide training to school food service personnel or inspections of a food service at a school located in areas in which the department is not the licensor.
(2) The department shall provide for the inspection of a food service at organized camps and for the training of food service personnel at organized camps in accordance with the standards applied to retail food facilities for organized camps located in areas in which the department is the licensor. Upon request, the department shall provide training to organized camp food service personnel or inspections of a food service at organized camps located in areas in which the department is not the licensor.
(c) Inspection.--If a licensor fails to inspect a retail food facility as required under section 5703(e) (relating to license required), the department shall have the authority to license and inspect all retail food facilities under that licensor's jurisdiction, and the licensor that failed to comply with the inspection requirement shall not charge or collect any fee for licensing subject retail food facilities. If the department conducts an inspection, it shall, within 30 days, provide the licensor a copy of the inspection report.
(d) Interagency coordination.--The department shall provide inspection reports or test results that indicate human illness related to food consumption or food handling practices, or to other threats to the safety of the food supply, to the Department of Health, the Department of Environmental Protection or any other Commonwealth agency as necessary to develop a comprehensive, coordinated interagency approach to protecting public health and safeguarding the food supply.

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2010, Nov. 23, P.L. 1039, No. 106, § 1, effective in 60 days [Jan. 24, 2011].
3 Pa.C.S.A. § 5707, PA ST 3 Pa.C.S.A. § 5707
Current through 2022 Regular Session Act 114. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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