Last updated on June 6th, 2018 at 03:20 pm
New Health Warning
As of January 1st 2016, Sec. 81.11 of the New York Health Code mandates that all food service establishments serving meat,fish, molluscan shellfish or unpasteurized raw shell eggs raw or undercooked (prepared below a temperture required by the Code) must include specific written language on their menus.
Old Health Warning
Although warnings were always supposed to be given to patrons, before January 1st, warnings were allowed to be given orally.
WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO
Make sure the following statement is written on all menus/menu boards,signage,food labels,table tents or placards-
“Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness”
In addition to the above statement, make sure to either
– Describe the specific food that is being served raw or undercooked for example littleneck clams (raw clams) OR
– Note the food by including an asterisk (*) or other mark next to the listed food item along with a footnote referencing the warning statement
*****Eggs are included in this category. Any item on the menu that includes eggs with yolks that have not hardened like sunny side, as well as dressings, sauces and desserts that contain uncooked eggs for ingredients
*****On line menus are not exempt..make sure they are updated.
We recommend doing this as soon as possible. Violations will result in fines.
Contact us with any questions. If you are a Client of Letter Grade Consulting, we will be checking to make sure you are in compliance.