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PDFWAC 388-107-0920


The facility must provide food service on the premises or by contract with a commercial kitchen. If the facility provides food service on-site, the facility must ensure food service areas are in compliance with chapter 246-215 and 246-217 WAC, state board of health rules governing food service sanitation. The facility providing on-site food service must:
(a) Ensure food service areas are provided for the purpose of preparing, serving, and storing food and drink;
(b) Ensure food service areas are located to facilitate receiving of food supplies, disposal of kitchen waste, and transportation of food to dining and resident care areas;
(c) Locate and arrange the kitchen to avoid contamination of food, to prevent heat and noise entering resident care areas, and to prevent through traffic;
(d) Conveniently locate a handwashing sink near the food preparation and dishwashing area, and include a waste receptacle and dispensers stocked with soap and paper towels;
(e) Adequately ventilate, light, and equip the dishwashing room or area for sanitary processing of dishes;
(f) Locate the garbage storage area in a well-ventilated room or an outside area;
(g) Provide space for an office or a desk and files for food service management located central to deliveries and kitchen operations; and
(h) Include housekeeping facilities or a janitor's closet for the exclusive use of food service with a service sink and storage space for housekeeping equipment and supplies.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.97 RCW. WSR 14-19-071, ยง 388-107-0920, filed 9/12/14, effective 10/13/14.]
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