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§ 72349. Dietetic Service -Equipment and Supplies.


Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 22. Social Security
Division 5. Licensing and Certification of Health Facilities, Home Health Agencies, Clinics, and Referral Agencies
Chapter 3. Skilled Nursing Facilities
Article 3. Required Services (Refs & Annos)
22 CCR § 72349
§ 72349. Dietetic Service -Equipment and Supplies.
(a) Equipment of the type and in the amount necessary for the proper preparation, serving and storing of food and for proper dishwashing shall be provided and maintained in good working order.
(b) Fixed and mobile equipment in the dietetic service area shall be located to assure sanitary and safe operation and shall be of sufficient size to handle the needs of the facility.
(c) The dietetic service area shall be ventilated in a manner that will maintain comfortable working conditions, remove objectionable odors, fumes and prevent excessive condensation.
(d) Food supplies shall meet the following standards:
(1) At least one week's supply of staple foods and at least two days' supply of perishable foods shall be maintained on the premises. Food supplies shall meet the requirements of the weekly menu including the therapeutic diets ordered.
(2) All food shall be of good quality and procured from sources approved or considered satisfactory by federal, state or local authorities. Food in unlabeled, rusty, leaking, broken containers or cans with side seam dents, rim dents or swells shall not be retained or used.
(3) Milk, when served as a beverage, shall be pasteurized Grade A or certified unless otherwise prescribed by the physician's diet order. Milk, milk products and products resembling milk shall be processed or manufactured in milk product plants meeting the requirements of Division 15 of the California Food and Agricultural Code. Powdered milk shall not be used as a beverage but may be used in cooking.
(4) Milk shall be served in individual containers or from a dispensing device which has been approved for such use, by the local health department or from the original container. Milk shall be dispensed directly into the glass or other container from which the patient drinks.
(5) Catered foods and beverages from a source outside the licensed facility shall be prepared, packed, properly identified, stored and transported in compliance with these regulations and other applicable federal, state and local codes.
(6) Foods held in refrigerated or other storage areas shall be covered. Liquids and food which are prepared and not served shall be tightly covered, stored appropriately, clearly labeled and dated. A written procedure shall be established and followed for the safe use of leftover foods.
(7) Spoiled or contaminated food shall not be served.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 208(a) and 1275, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Section 1276, Health and Safety Code.
This database is current through 11/13/20 Register 2020, No. 46
22 CCR § 72349, 22 CA ADC § 72349
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