North Carolina Food Code

Effective September 1, 2012 changes in rules governing food protection and sanitation of food establishments will change. Please see the following rules and manual related to the recent adoption of the 2009 FDA Food Code in North Carolina.


Training Document


These rules will be effective September 1, 2012 for all food service establishments. NC Food Rule Training Document (PDF) 


North Carolina Food Code Manual


This document is the 2009 FDA Food Code with North Carolina’s amendments, additions, and deletions (Rules .2651-.2658). Additions and amendments are designated by underlining such text. Sections of the 2009 Food Code that have been deleted are designated by “DELETED.” Again, this is the primary resource that will be used for inspections and compliance. This is a larger document if printing. This document is 232 pages. NC Food Code Manual 2009 (PDF)