As more and more businesses sign up to tackle food waste in their kitchens, stores, and institutions, many ask us what the guidelines are for food donation. The FDA has recently announced for the first time a comprehensive guide for determining how to safely handle food for donation, and insure all liabilities will be waived under the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Act.
It includes information such as when to wear gloves (when handling prepared food) and what temperatures to keep foods safe at.
The 2022 Food Code can be downloaded here: https://www.fda.gov/media/164194/download
Read the full announcement below.