15A NCAC 18A .1825       WATER, PLUMBING, AND WASTE

(a)  Water, plumbing, and waste shall comply with Chapter 5 of the Food Code as amended by Rule 15A NCAC 18A .2655. The requirements of Sections 5-202.12, 5-203.11, 5-203.12, 5-203.13, 5-204.11, and 5-205.11 of the Food Code as amended by Rule 15A NCAC 18A .2655 shall be effective one year after the effective date of this Rule.

(b)  Bed and Breakfast Homes that are permitted prior to April 2017 and only serve the breakfast meal shall not be required to provide a separate handwashing sink in the kitchen.

(c)  A handwashing sink, located to allow use by employees handling clean and soiled linen, shall be provided. This requirement shall be effective one year after the effective date of this Rule. Facilities that do not have handwashing sinks in soiled linen areas shall not be required to install additional lavatories if a hand hygiene program, approved by the regulatory authority, is used.

(d)  Baths, handwashing sinks, and toilets shall be provided for each guest room or unit in lodging establishments constructed on or after December 1, 1988.

(e)  All refuse shall be collected and stored in covered receptacles. Refuse receptacles shall be kept clean and in good repair.

(f)  Where dumpsters are used, a contract for off-site cleaning shall constitute compliance with Paragraph (e) of this rule.

(g)  Refuse shall be removed from the premises at a frequency that will prevent the development of odors and other conditions that attract or harbor insects and rodents.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A-4; 130A-6; 130A-248;

Eff. October 1, 2017.