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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 6. Criminal Justice and Corrections
Agency 15. Department of Corrections
Chapter 70. Standards for Community Residential Programs

6VAC15-70-150. Food Services.

Part V
Support Services

A. Agency staff shall provide or contract for food service and ensure that the service meets or exceeds nationally recommended dietary allowances.

B. The food service program shall have an annual health and sanitation inspection by state or local authorities. Any health and sanitation deficiencies shall have a documented plan of corrective action that has been approved by the appropriate state or local inspector.

C. Written procedure and practice shall require that accurate records are maintained of all meals served and that meals are planned at least one week in advance.

D. The dining area shall be ventilated and properly furnished.

E. Food service personnel, including residents, shall receive a preassignment medical examination by medical personnel and an examination at least every 12 months thereafter to ensure freedom from diarrhea, skin infections, and other illnesses transmissible by food or utensils. Residents and other persons working in food service shall be monitored continuously for health and cleanliness by the food service manager or his designee.

F. When agency staff provide a food service program, all foods shall be properly stored at the completion of each meal.

G. Special diets shall be provided to meet the documented medical and religious needs of residents.

H. Written procedure and practice shall require weekly inspections of all food service areas, including dining and food preparation areas and equipment, by the person supervising food service operations or his designee.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-5 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-30-004:1 § 5.1, eff. July 1, 1993; amended, Volume 16, Issue 24, eff. September 17, 2000.

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