(a)  All metal cans of food offered for distribution shall be free from rust and rim and/or seam dents which would compromise the integrity of the can.  Springers, flippers and swells shall be deemed to be unfit for distribution.

(b)  Fresh fruits and vegetables, especially those donated because of age or ripeness, must be culled to remove those which would be unfit for human consumption.

(c)  Meats offered for distribution must have originated from an inspected source, be free of microbiological spoilage and kept stored under adequate refrigeration temperature.

(d)  All packaged merchandise, including brights, shall be labeled with at minimum, the name of the food and the manufacturer or distributor.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 106‑141.1;

Eff. December 9, 1980;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. March 22, 2015.