Food Code Adoption Toolkit: Address concerns

Use the resources below to address concerns, questions, and resistance you encounter from impacted community members during your adoption process.

Create an economic impact statement

Economic concerns are a major factor in Food Code adoption. Use this example economic impact statement as a model for your own statement. This will help demonstrate the impact adoption of a new Food Code will have on the industry.

Prepare to address concerns related to specific Food Code provisions

Use the Food Code Reference System to understand FDA's interpretive positions and responses to questions related to the Food Code. This can help you explain the reasoning behind certain provisions and make you better prepared to answer questions about them.

You may encounter resistance or questions relating to specific provisions within the Food Code. These resources provide justifications for why these changes are needed to help protect public health.