15A NCAC 18A .3511      FOOD SUPPLIES

All food shall be obtained from sources that comply with all laws relating to food and food labeling and shall be properly identified. Food in hermetically sealed containers shall have been processed in a commercial food processing establishment operated in compliance with G.S. 106-120 through 145.  Copies of G.S. 106-120 through 145 may be obtained from the Food and Drug Protection Division, North Carolina Department of Agriculture, 2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh NC, 27601-1094.  All food shall be clean, wholesome, free from adulteration and spoilage, safe for human consumption, and shall be handled, served, or transported in such a manner as to prevent contamination, adulteration, and spoilage.  Only approved containers and utensils may be used.  Foods that are spoiled or otherwise unfit for human consumption shall be immediately disposed of as garbage or returned to the source except as specified in Rule .3518 of this Section.  Foods to be returned to the source shall be marked as such and stored in a fashion so as not to contaminate other food.


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

Eff. May 1, 2004.