2019 Cold Hold Guidance

Please find attached the position statement containing guidance for the upcoming changes that affect cold holding and other associated requirements in the NC 2009 Food Code . This position statement is a culmination of the required rule change that takes place January 1st, 2019 and the work of the Cold Hold Workgroup. Many thanks to the participants of the Workgroup and the input received from various State, County, and Industry partners. Assisting documentation such as the variance application and FAQ sheet will be forthcoming.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or your Food Protection Branch Regional.

Best Regards,

Shane Smith, REHS

Branch Head

Division of Public Health, Food Protection and Facilities Branch

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

919 707 5872 office

919 210 3663 cell

919 845 3972 fax


5605 Six Forks Road

1632 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC 27699-1632

Cold Holding Position Statement Final (002).docx

TPHC Variance Template 11_13_18 (002).docx

RCP Template_11_28_2018.docx

Datemarking TEMPLATE Variance 11_28_18CKG (002).docx