(a)  There shall be no fly or mosquito breeding places, rodent harborages, or undrained areas on the premises. The premises shall free of litter and items unnecessary to the operation or maintenance of the lodging establishment, such as equipment that is nonfunctional or no longer used.

(b)  Only pesticides that have been registered with the EPA and with the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services shall be used and only for the specific use for which they have been approved. Such pesticides shall be used as directed on the label and shall be handled and stored to avoid health hazards. Pesticides shall not be accessible to guests.

(c)  Household cleaning agents such as bleaches, detergents, and polishes shall be used and stored according to manufacturer's recommendations.

(d)  Sanitizing solutions shall not be stored in or dispensed from containers previously containing other poisonous or toxic materials.

(e)  Chemical sanitizers and other chemical antimicrobials applied to food-contact surfaces shall meet the requirements specified in "40 CFR 180.940," tolerance exemptions for active and inert ingredients for use in antimicrobial formulations (food-contact surface sanitizing solutions). 40 CFR 180.940 is hereby incorporated by reference, including all subsequent editions and amendments, and can be accessed free of charge at https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/granule/CFR-2012-title40-vol25/CFR-2012-title40-vol25-sec180-940.

(f)  Medications under the control of the permit holder shall be stored in a manner to avoid contamination of food and food contact surfaces.

(g)  A storage area shall be provided for building and ground maintenance tools and supplies and stored in a manner to avoid contamination of food and food contact surfaces, linen, and single-use articles.


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

Eff. October 1, 2017.