15A NCAC 18A .2660       PUBLIC DISPLAY OF GRADE CARDS

(a)  Upon initial inspection of a food establishment or if a renovation or other change in the establishment makes the grade card inconspicuous, the regulatory authority shall designate the location for posting the grade card. The grade card shall be located in a conspicuous place where it may be readily observed by the public upon entering the food establishment.  If the person in charge of the food establishment objects to the location designated by the regulatory authority then the person in charge may suggest an alternative location which meets the criteria of this Rule.

(b)  When an inspection of a food establishment is made, the regulatory authority shall remove the existing grade card, issue a new grade card, and post the new grade card in the same location where the grade card was previously posted as long as that location remains conspicuous.  The person in charge of the food establishment shall keep the grade card posted at the designated location at all times.  The grade card may be posted in another location which meets the criteria of this Rule if agreed upon by the person in charge and the regulatory authority.

(c)  On a mobile food unit and pushcart, the grade card shall be located where it is visible to the public when purchasing food.  The grade card shall be maintained on the mobile food unit and pushcart and may be removed during transport to operating locations and the person in charge shall repost the grade card in the original location prior to commencing operation.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A-248; S.L. 2011-394, Section 15(a);

Eff. September 1, 2012.