(a)  In the dry heat process, the bedding must be heated at a temperature of 230 degrees F. for a period of two hours.  The chamber in which this process is performed must be insulated sufficiently to insure maintenance of a uniform temperature of 230 degrees F.  Articles to be sanitized must be placed on racks, or other devices provided therein so that a minimum space of six inches is left around each item being sanitized, and between the item and the walls, floor, ceiling, and other items.  Loose materials to be sanitized must be placed on tiers or slats, or in other arrangements that permit an even distribution of heat throughout the material.  A thermometer that has been checked for accuracy within one degree F. must be placed within the chamber at a point where it can be easily read at all times through a window for that purpose.

(b)  In the washing process, the bedding is boiled for two hours and washed with an approved soap or detergent.  After drying, the bedding shall be clean to touch, sight, and smell.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 106-65.107;

Eff. April 1, 1984;

Amended Eff. January 1, 1985;

Transferred from 15A NCAC 18B .0202 Eff. May 1, 2012.