Rules .1501 ‑ .1525 of Title 15A Subchapter 18A of the North Carolina Administrative Code (T15A.18A .1501 ‑ .1525); has been transferred and recodified from Rules .0101 ‑ .0125 of Title 10 Subchapter 10A of the North Carolina Administrative Code (T10.10A .0101 ‑ .0125), effective April 4, 1990.


15A NCAC 18A .1501      DEFINITIONS

The following definitions shall apply throughout this Section in the interpretation and enforcement of this Section:

(1)           "Local confinement facility" shall include the following and similar establishments:  any county or municipal confinement facility, local lockup, regional or district confinement facility, any detention facility for children or adults, any county or municipal workhouse or house of correction, and any other confinement facility operated by any local government for confinement of persons awaiting trial or sentences.

(2)           "Department" shall mean the Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources or his authorized representative.

(3)           "Local health director" shall mean local health director as defined in G.S. 130A‑2(6) or his authorized representative.

(4)           "Sanitarian" shall mean a person authorized to represent the Department on the local or state level in making inspections pursuant to state laws and rules.

(5)           "Sanitize" means the approved bactericidal treatment by a process which meets the temperature and chemical concentration levels in 15A NCAC 18A .2619.

(6)           "Potentially hazardous food" means any food or ingredient, natural or synthetic, in a form capable of supporting the growth of infectious or toxigenic microorganisms, including Clostridium botulinum.  This term includes raw or heat treated foods of animal origin, raw seed sprouts, and treated foods of plant origin.  The term does not include foods which have a pH level of 4.6 or below or a water activity (Aw) value of 0.85 or less.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 153A‑226;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. December 5, 1977;

Amended Eff. November 1, 2002; September 1, 1990.