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§ 81076. Food Service.


Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 22. Social Security
Division 6. Licensing of Community Care Facilities
Chapter 2. Social Rehabilitation Facilities
Subchapter 1. Basic Requirements
Article 6. Continuing Requirements
22 CCR § 81076
§ 81076. Food Service.
(a): In a social rehabilitation facility providing meals to clients, the following shall apply:
(1) All food shall be safe and of the quality and in the quantity necessary to meet the needs of the clients. Each meal shall meet at least 1/3 of the servings recommended in the USDA Basic Food Group Plan - Daily Food Guide for the age group served. All food shall be selected, stored, prepared and served in a safe and healthful manner.
(2) Where all food is provided by the facility, arrangements shall be made so that each client has available at least three meals per day.
(A) Not more than 15 hours shall elapse between the third meal of one day and first meal of the following day.
(3) Where meal service within a facility is elective, arrangements shall be made to ensure availability of a daily food intake meeting the requirements of Section 81076(a)(1) above for all clients who, in their admission agreement, elect meal service.
(4) Between meal nourishment or snacks shall be available for all clients unless limited by dietary restrictions prescribed by a physician.
(5) Menus shall be written at least one week in advance and copies of the menus as served shall be dated and kept on file for at least 30 days. Menus shall be made available for review by the clients or their authorized representatives and the licensing agency upon request.
(6) Modified diets prescribed by a client's physician as a medical necessity shall be provided.
(A) The licensee shall obtain and follow instructions from the physician or dietitian on the preparation of the modified diet.
(7) Commercial foods shall be approved by appropriate federal, state and local authorities. All foods shall be selected, transported, stored, prepared and served so as to be free from contamination and spoilage and shall be fit for human consumption. Food in damaged containers shall not be accepted, used or retained.
(8) Where indicated, food shall be cut, chopped or ground to meet individual needs.
(9) Powdered milk shall not be used as a beverage but shall be allowed in cooking and baking. Raw milk, as defined in Division 15 of the California Food and Agricultural Code shall not be used. Milk shall be pasteurized.
(10) Except upon written approval by the licensing agency, meat, poultry and meat food products shall be inspected by state or federal authorities. Written evidence of such inspection shall be available for all products not obtained from commercial markets.
(11) All home canned foods shall be processed in accordance with standards of the University of California Agricultural Extension Service. Home canned foods from outside sources shall not be used.
(12) If food is prepared off the facility premises, the following shall apply:
(A) The preparation source shall meet all applicable requirements for commercial food services.
(B) The facility shall have the equipment and staff necessary to receive and serve the food and for cleanup.
(C) The facility shall maintain the equipment necessary for in-house preparation, or have an alternate source for food preparation, and service of food in emergencies.
(13) All persons engaged in food preparation and service shall observe personal hygiene and food services sanitation practices which protect the food from contamination.
(14) All foods or beverages capable of supporting rapid and progressive growth of microorganisms which can cause food infections or food intoxications shall be stored in covered containers at 45 degrees F (7.2 degrees C) or less.
(15) Pesticides and other similar toxic substances shall not be stored in food storerooms, kitchen areas, food preparation areas, or areas where kitchen equipment or utensils are stored.
(16) Soaps, detergents, cleaning compounds or similar substances shall be stored in areas separate from food supplies.
(17) All kitchen, food preparation, and storage areas shall be kept clean, free of litter and rubbish, and measures shall be taken to keep all such areas free of rodents, and other vermin.
(18) All food shall be protected against contamination. Contaminated food shall be discarded immediately.
(19) All equipment, fixed or mobile, dishes, and utensils shall be kept clean and maintained in safe condition.
(20) All dishes and utensils used for eating and drinking and in the preparation of food and drink, shall be cleaned and sanitized after each usage.
(A) Dishwashing machines shall reach a temperature of 165 degrees F (74 degrees C) during the washing and/or drying cycle to ensure that dishes and utensils are cleaned and sanitized.
(B) Facilities not using dishwashing machines shall clean and sanitize dishes and utensils by an alternative comparable method.
(21) Equipment necessary for the storage, preparation and service of food shall be provided, and shall be well-maintained.
(22) Tableware and tables, dishes, and utensils shall be provided in the quantity necessary to serve the clients.
(23) Adaptive devices shall be provided for self-help in eating as needed by clients.
(b) The licensing agency shall have the authority to require the facility to provide written information, including menus, regarding the food purchased and used over a given period when it is necessary to determine if the licensee is in compliance with the food service requirements in the regulations in this Division.
(1) The licensing agency shall specify in writing the written information required from the licensee.
(c) The following requirements shall be met when serving food:
(1) Meals served on the premises shall be served in one or more dining rooms or similar areas in which the furniture, fixtures, and equipment necessary for meal service are provided.
(A) Such dining areas shall be located near the kitchen so that food may be served quickly and easily.
(2) Tray service shall be provided in case of emergency need.
(d) The licensee shall meet the following storage requirements:
(1) Supplies of staple nonperishable foods for a minimum of one week and fresh perishable foods for a minimum of two days shall be maintained on the premises.
(2) Freezers shall be large enough to accommodate required perishables and shall be maintained at a temperature of zero degrees F (-17.7 degrees C).
(3) Refrigerators shall be large enough to accommodate required perishables and shall maintain a maximum temperature of 45 degrees F (7.2 degrees C).
(4) Freezers and refrigerators shall be kept clean, and food storage shall permit the air circulation necessary to maintain the temperature specified in (2) and (3) above.
Note: Authority cited: Section 1530, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Sections 5670 and 5671, Welfare and Institutions Code; and Sections 1501, 1502(a)(7), 1530, 1530.5 and 1531, Health and Safety Code.
1. New section filed 1-7-91; operative 2-2-91 pursuant to Government Code section 11346.2(d) (Register 91, No. 12).
2. Editorial correction of printing error in subsection (b) (Register 91, No. 32).
3. Change without regulatory amending section and Note filed 1-5-2016 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2016, No. 2).
This database is current through 11/19/21 Register 2021, No. 47
22 CCR § 81076, 22 CA ADC § 81076
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