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Retail Food Establishment Forums on Regulation 61-25

The Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has begun implementing South Carolina's revised Retail Food Establishment Regulation, R. 61-25, and is getting ready to implement the final delayed sections that will take effect June 27, 2016.

DHEC conducted forums across the state during the last two years to update retail food owners/operators on the implementation and address any questions on the revised regulation. Due to the overwhelming response and requests, the Department is hosting another series of forums this year.

We hope that you will take the opportunity to attend and discuss any questions regarding implementation of R. 61-25.

Registration Is not required and the forum event is free.

Forum Schedule

*February 16, 2016: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
South Carolina Department of Archives and History - Auditorium
8301 Parklane Road, Columbia, SC 29223, (803) 896-6104
* This first forum is specifically for event organizers / festival vendors interested in Chapter 9-8 Temporary Food Service Establishments and Chapter 9-9 Community Festivals

February 23, 2016: 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Greenville Technical College - Northwest Campus - Heritage Hall
8109 Whitehorse Road, Greenville, SC

March 10, 2016: 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
York Technical College - Baxter Hood Center - Barnes Theater
452 S. Anderson Road, Rock Hill, SC

March 15, 2016: 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Florence - Darlington Technical College - Fred C. Fore Auditorium
Building 400-2715 W. Lucas Street, Florence, SC 29501-0548, (843) 661-TECH or (800) 228-5745

March 16, 2016: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Horry-Georgetown Technical College - Grand Strand Conference Center - Thomas C. Maeser Auditorium
950 Crabtree Lane, Myrtle Beach, SC

March 18, 2016: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
T. Ashton Phillips Market Center-SC State Farmers Market
117 Ballard Court Highway, West Columbia, SC, (803) 737-4538

March 29, 2016: 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Palmetto Electric - Off of Fording Island Road across from USCB Bluffton Campus
1 Cooperative Way, Hardeeville, SC 29927, (800) 922-5551

March 30, 2016: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Trident Technical College - Palmer Amphitheater - Room 182
66 Columbus Street, Charleston, SC

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