(a) All areas shall be provided with sufficient illumination to effectively perform all operations, including cleaning, and shall have at least 10 foot candles of light at 30 inches above the floor in all areas other than food service areas. Food service areas shall be lighted as required for restaurants in "Rules Governing The Sanitation of Restaurants and other Foodhandling Establishments" 15A NCAC 18A .2600.

(b) Ventilation equipment shall be kept clean and in good repair.

(c) Ambient air temperatures shall be maintained in the range of 65 F to 85 F.

(d) Moisture shall be controlled such that there is no evidence of microbial growth on interior surfaces and objects.

(e) Indoor smoking, including the carrying of any lit cigarette, pipe, cigar, or other similar product containing tobacco or other substances shall be restricted to dedicated smoking rooms. Smoking rooms shall be ventilated to prevent environmental tobacco smoke from moving into other occupied portions of the building. There shall be no obligation to establish such smoking rooms.


History Note: Authority G.S. 130A‑235;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. December 5, 1977;

Amended Eff. March 1, 2003 (see S.L. 2002-160); September 1, 1990; July 1, 1986; October 1, 1985.