Issue Date: October 4, 2013
Volume 40 • Issue 20 • Page 1664
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE
10.15.03 Food Service Facilities
Authority: Health-General Article, §§18-102, 21-102, and 21-301, Annotated Code of Maryland
Notice of Proposed Action
The Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene proposes to amend Regulation .07 under COMAR 10.15.03 Food Service Facilities.
Statement of Purpose
The purpose of this action is to remove the requirement that food prepared at a food service facility using outdoor cooking equipment be served immediately to patrons. This change will allow food service facilities to use outdoor cooking equipment to prepare food that will be served to patrons at a later time.
Comparison to Federal Standards
There is no corresponding federal standard to this proposed action.
Estimate of Economic Impact
The proposed action has no economic impact.
Economic Impact on Small Businesses
The proposed action has minimal or no economic impact on small businesses.
Impact on Individuals with Disabilities
The proposed action has no impact on individuals with disabilities.
Opportunity for Public Comment
Comments may be sent to Michele A. Phinney, Director, Office of Regulation and Policy Coordination, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 201 W. Preston Street, Room 512, Baltimore, MD 21201, or call 410-767-6499 (TTY 800-735-2258), or email to email@example.com, or fax to 410-767-6483. Comments will be accepted through November 4, 2013. A public hearing has not been scheduled.
.07 Food Protection During Outdoor Preparation and Service.
The person-in-charge shall ensure that:
A. During the use of outdoor cooking equipment, such as a barbeque grill, at a food service facility:
(a) Is used only at the food service facility for [immediate] service to patrons;
(b)—(c) (text unchanged)
(2) (text unchanged)
B. (text unchanged)
JOSHUA M. SHARFSTEIN, M.D.
Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene