15A NCAC 18A .2814       FOOD SERVICE EQUIPMENT AND UTENSIL STORAGE

(a) In child care centers, cleaned and sanitized equipment and utensils, including single-service articles, shall be handled in a way that protects the food-contact surfaces from contamination.  Spoons, knives, and forks shall be handled with the least amount of contact necessary.  Cups, glasses, bowls, plates, and similar items shall be handled without contact with inside surfaces or surfaces that contact the user's mouth.

(b) Cleaned and sanitized utensils and equipment shall be stored above the floor in a clean, dry location in a way that protects them from dust, insects, drip, splash and other contamination and facilitates floor cleaning.  The food‑contact surfaces of fixed equipment shall also be protected from contamination.  Equipment and utensils shall not be placed under exposed sewer lines.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 110‑91;

Eff. July 1, 1991;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2006; February 1, 1995.