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Food Safety Program

Regulations and Policies

Food codes establish federal, state, and local regulations for preparing, storing, holding, and serving food in safe manner. By complying with these codes you can reduce risks and help protect your investment in your business.

  • Purpose of Food Code

  • An explanation of the scope and purpose of the food code as it applies to businesses in Lincoln, NE.
  • Lincoln Food Code

  • Lincoln Food Code describes the regulations specific to Lincoln.
  • Food Program Fees
  • Nebraska Food Code

  • The Nebraska Food Code includes most of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Code.

  • Nebraska Pure Food Act

  • The Nebraska Pure Food Act provides additional guidance and regulations involving the processing, distributing, and serving of human foods.
  • FDA Food Code

  • The federal food code is the foundation of the Nebraska Food Code and the Lincoln Food Code. "The Food Code is a model of safeguarding public health and ensuring food is unadulterated and honestly presented when offered to the consumer. It represents FDA's best advice for a uniform system of provisions that address the safety and protection of food offered at retail and in food service."

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