(a)  Unrestrained animals, except those used in approved pet therapy programs and service animals accompanying persons with disabilities, shall not be allowed in the adult day service facility, including the outdoor area.  Animals shall not be allowed in the food preparation areas.  Animal cages, bedding, litter boxes and other pet-related items shall be kept clean.

(b)  Effective measures shall be taken to keep insects, rodents, and other vermin out of the facility and to prevent their breeding or presence on the premises.

(c)  All openings to the outer air shall be protected against the entrance of flying insects.  For extermination of flying insects, only approved pyrethrin‑based insecticides or a fly swatter shall be used in the food preparation areas.  Products shall be used only in accordance with directions and cautions appearing on the manufacturers' labels.  Insecticides shall not come in contact with raw or cooked food, utensils, or equipment used in food preparation and serving, or with any other food‑contact surface.

(d)  Only those pesticides which have been registered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services shall be used.  Pesticides shall be used in accordance with the directions on the manufacturers' label and shall be stored in a locked storage room or cabinet separate from foods and medications.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A-235;

Eff. August 1, 2002.