15A NCAC 18A .1521      FOOD SUPPLIES

(a)  All food shall be from approved sources and shall be clean, wholesome, free from spoilage, free from adulteration and misbranding, and safe for human consumption.

(b)  All meat and meat food products and all poultry and poultry products shall have been inspected for wholesomeness under an official federal, state, or local regulatory program; and, in all cases, the source shall be identifiable from labeling on carcasses, cuts, unit packages, bulk packages, or from bills of sale.

(c)  Only Grade A pasteurized fluid milk and fluid milk products or canned milk shall be used.  Dry milk and milk products may be reconstituted if used for cooking purposes only.

(d)  When necessary to provide meals for prisoners in a jail or lockup which is not equipped with a kitchen, such meals shall be obtained from a foodhandling establishment approved by the local health director.  Such meals or food shall be served in single service eating and drinking utensils.  The procedures and equipment used for transporting of meals shall be approved by the local health director.


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

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. December 5, 1977.