Michigan introduces new food inspection data system, prepares for new food law

Curious what grade your local grocer got on their last inspection?

You now can check out results of inspections going back to last September on the newly launched MiSafe food establishment inspection reporting system. The system allows users to look up inspection records for Michigan grocery stores, convenience stores, food processors and food warehouses.

The system contains records for approximately 19,000 food establishments in Michigan, according to the Lansing State Journal. Inspection records for restaurants are housed on a separate system.

The launch of the system comes less than a month before Michigan’s updated Food Law goes into effect Oct. 1. The law is a version of the 2009 FDA Model Food Code, parts of the 2009 FDA Model Shellfish Code and other federal food safety documents, according to a fact sheet from the Muskegon County Public Health.

Changes include:

  • Cut leafy greens and cut tomatoes must be refrigerated.
  • Restaurants can no longer offer undercooked hamburgers on kid’s menus.
  • New standards for food that is partially cooked, then stored prior to completion of cooking.
  • Increasing the annual gross sales limit for cottage food producers from $15,000 to $20,000. The number is set to increase to $25,000 in 2018.

To check out MiSafe, click here.

For a more information on the changes, check out the fact sheet from Muskegon Public Health here.

To read the Michigan Modified Food Code, click here.

To read the Food Law, click here.

Comments are closed.