Food Safety Regulations For Your RCFE
At your RCFE facility, you strive to help your residents lead their healthiest, happiest lives. A crucial aspect of that is ensuring they get the nourishment they need at each meal. To help you do just that, there are a few RCFE regulations regarding food safety that you need to follow.
- All food supplies need to be kept covered and made inaccessible to contaminants and pests. 87555(b), (23) and (28)
- Your freezer must be kept below 1 degree Fahrenheit. Your refrigerator must be kept below 41 degrees Fahrenheit. 875555(b)(21)
- Preparation areas and food storage areas, including your stoves, counters, refrigerators, and pantries, need to be kept clean. 87555(b)(27)-(29)
- Dishes, utensils, and glasses need to be kept clean and must not be cracked or chipped. 87555(b)(24)
- Your cleaning supplies need to be stored in an area that is separate from your food supply. 87555(b)(25)
- Any food that has been contaminated or has spoiled needs to be thrown out. 87555(b)(28)
- If your RCFE has a capacity of 16 or more, your menu must be prepared at least a week in advance. You must keep dated copies of these menus on file for 30 days. 87555(b)(6)
- Your facility must provide both snacks and beverages. Additionally, the maximum time that can pass between the third meal of one day and the first meal of the following day is fifteen hours. 87555(b)(1), (3)
- If one of your residents has a modified diet prescribed by his or her doctors, you must provide the necessary food. 87555(b)(7)
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