Chapter 318

Chapter 318

2003 -- H 5245

Enacted 07/17/03

 

AN ACT

RELATING TO SANITATION IN FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS

     

     

     Introduced By: Representatives Ginaitt, Carter, San Bento, and Long

     Date Introduced: January 28, 2003

 

     

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

 

     SECTION 1. Section 21-27-11.6 of the General Laws in Chapter 21-27 entitled

"Sanitation in Food Establishments" is hereby amended to read as follows:

     21-27-11.6. Requirements of food establishments. (a) Food establishments which

prepare potentially hazardous foods shall employ at least one full-time manager certified in food

safety. Establishments who employ ten (10) or more full-time equivalent employees directly

involved in food preparation shall be required to employ two (2) managers certified in food

safety. Establishments who primarily serve the elderly and individuals with diminished immune

systems shall have a manager certified in food safety present during preparation of all hot

potentially hazardous foods.

     (b) Notwithstanding subsection (a) above, assisted living residences, licensed by the

director of health pursuant to chapter 23-17.4 of the general laws, which have a licensed capacity

of twenty-five (25) or fewer residents and which employ five (5) or fewer full-time equivalent

employees involved in preparation and serving of food, shall only be required to employ one (1)

full-time manager certified in food safety.

     (c) Once a manager certified in food safety terminates employment, establishments shall

have sixty (60) days to employ a new manager certified in food safety, or have an individual

enrolled in a division approved food manager certification program in food safety and that time

period may be extended by the division.

     (d) Notwithstanding subsection (a) above, assisted living residences, licensed by the

director of health pursuant to chapter 23-17.4 of the general laws, which have a licensed capacity

of twenty-five (25) or fewer residents and which employ five (5) or fewer full-time equivalent

employees involved in preparation and serving of food shall only have fifteen (15) days to

employ a new manager certified in food safety. However said time period may be extended by

the division.

     SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.     

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