Federal Food Code Reminder
The Summit County Health Department wants to remind all restaurants and customers of regulations regarding animals on restaurant premises’. Federal food code (2009 FDA Food Code 6-501.115) prohibits animals in food establishments.
This includes all outdoor dining areas and patios. The exceptions to this rule are:
- Decorative fish in an aquarium.
- Patrol dogs accompanying police or security.
- Service animals controlled by a disabled person in areas not used for food preparation.