Agriculture and Rural Development - Food and Dairy Division - Regulation No. 570. Food Establishment Manager Certification

Published: 1969

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(By authority conferred on the department of agriculture by section 2129 of 2000 PA 92,

MCL 289.2129)

R 289.570.1 Definitions.

Rule 1. Terms defined in 2000 PA 92, MCL 289.1101 to 289.8111, have the same

meaning when used in these rules. As used in these rules:

(a) "Accredited certification program" means the "Standards for Accreditation of

Food Protection Manager Certification Programs As Amended by the 2008 Biennial

Conference for Food Protection." The standards may be obtained by writing the

Conference for Food Protection at 1302 Silver Spur Circle, Lincoln, CA. 95648 or by

visiting The term includes the following:

(i) Refers to the certification process and is a designation based upon an independent

evaluation of factors such as the sponsor's mission; organizational structure; staff

resources; revenue sources; policies; public information regarding program scope,

continued proficiency, discipline and grievance procedures; and test development and


(ii) Does not refer to training functions or educational programs.

(b) "Certified manager" means a food establishment managerial employee who is

currently certified under a personnel certification program accredited by the American

national standards institute, utilizing the conference for food protection standards.

(c) "Department" means the Michigan department of agriculture.

(d) "Director" means the director of the Michigan department of agriculture or his or her


(e) "Food code" means food code, 2005 recommendations of the food and drug

administration of the United States public health service that regulates the design,

construction, management, and operation of certain food establishments, as

adopted by the food law, 2000 PA 92, MCL 289.1101 to 289.8111. The food code

may be obtained by writing the Michigan department of agriculture, food and dairy

division at P.O. Box 30017, Lansing, MI. 48909 or by visiting

(f) "Food employee" means an individual working with unpackaged food, food

equipment or utensils, or food-contact surfaces.

(g) "Food establishment" means an operation where food is processed, packed,

canned, preserved, frozen, fabricated, stored, prepared, served, sold, or offered for

sale. Food establishment includes a food processing plant, a food service

establishment, and a retail grocery. Food establishment does not include any of the


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(i) A charitable, religious, fraternal, or other nonprofit organization operating a home-

prepared baked goods sale or serving only home-prepared food in connection with its

meetings or as part of a fund-raising event.

(ii) An inpatient food operation located in a health facility or agency subject to

licensure under article 17 of the public health code, MCL 333.20101 to 333.22260.

(iii) A food operation located in a prison, jail, state mental health institute, boarding

house, fraternity or sorority house, convent, or other facility where the facility is the

primary residence for the occupants and the food operation is limited to serving meals

to the occupants as part of their living arrangement.

(h) "Full time" means an employee that works an average of 30 hours per week, or

75% of the operating hours if the establishment operates less than 40 hours per week.

(i) "Nonpublic school" means a private, denominational, or parochial school.

(j) "Person in charge" means the individual present at a food establishment who is

responsible for the operation at the time of inspection.

(k) "Public school" means a public elementary or secondary educational entity or

agency that is established under 1976 PA 451, MCL 380.1 to 380.1853, has as its

primary mission the teaching and learning of academic and vocational-technical skills

and knowledge, and is operated by a school

district, local act school district, special act school district, intermediate school

district, public school academy corporation, strict discipline academy corporation,

urban high school academy corporation, or by the department or state board. Public

school also includes a laboratory school or other elementary or secondary school

that is controlled and operated by a state public university described in Mich. Const.,

Art. VII, sections 4, 5, or 6.

History: 2009 AACS.

R 289.570.2 Certified manager; obtaining, maintaining, and replacing duties.

Rule 2. (1) Food establishments required to have a certified manager under section 29

of the food law, 2000 PA 92, MCL 289.2129, shall continually employ at least 1

certified manager. The certified manager shall be a full-time employee of the

establishment. The certified manager need not be present during all hours of operation.

If more than 1 food establishment operated by the same person is located on the same

property or contiguous properties, only 1 manager is required to be certified if that

manager performs the duties under subrule (4) of these rules for each establishment. The

establishment shall assure that recertification requirements are met before certification


(2) Upon loss of a certified manager or a change of ownership, a new certified

manager must be employed within 90 days of the date of the loss of the previous

certified manager.

(3) Newly licensed establishments required to have a certified manager shall employ

a certified manager by the first day of operation.

(4) Each food establishment required to employ a certified manager shall employ a

certified manager who has direct authority, or exercises control or supervision, over the

food employees. The certified manager shall be involved in the daily operations of

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the establishment and carry out the person-in-charge duties described in food code

sections 2-102.11, 2-103.11, 2-201.11, 2-201.12 and 2-201.13.

History: 2009 AACS.

R 289.570.3 Certified manager; certificates, records.

Rule 3. (1) Valid original or duplicate certificates of certified managers shall be

maintained at the establishment and be made available for inspection upon request.

(2) The director may request other records be provided to verify compliance with these

rules such as payroll records, work schedules, or valid identification. An

establishment shall provide copies of records requested in this subrule within 3 business

days of the request.

History: 2009 AACS.

R 289.570.4 Conflict with applicable local laws; cooperation.

Rule 4. (1) Local regulations may be established that do not conflict with these rules

including, but not limited to, registration of individuals, enforcement, and penalties.

The department may coordinate with local authorities and share information in the

enforcement of these rules and regulations.

(2) Provisions of local regulations in effect prior to April 1, 2008 that are more

restrictive than those provided under MCL 289.2129 (1)(a), or these rules, may remain in


History: 2009 AACS.

R 289.570.5 Variances.

Rule 5. (1) The department may grant a statewide variance to a group of

establishments by modifying or waiving the requirements of section 2129 of 2000 PA

92, MCL 289.2129, or these rules.

(2)The director may grant a variance to an individual food establishment by modifying

or waiving the requirements of section 2129(1) of 2000 PA 92, MCL 289.2129, or these


(3) Variance justification and procedures shall follow food code sections 8-103.10 and


History: 2009 AACS.

R 289.570.6 Enforcement.

Rule 6. (1) To allow for development of the necessary training infrastructure,

the enforcement of these rules for public and nonpublic schools shall be delayed until

2 years after the effective date of these rules.

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(2) Based on an assessment of the necessary training infrastructure, the director may

develop agency specific plans and phase-in enforcement for establishments other than

schools between 6 months and 2 years after the effective date of these rules. The

assessment may include the preexistence of similar local regulations, a determination of

the level of course access that exists within the agency's geographic area and the

overall level of compliance by regulated establishments.

History: 2009 AACS.

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