There are many food codes to make sure that your assisted living facility is staying legal and sanitary with food. Although these guidelines are long and precise, the can become a basis for establishing best practices in your assisted living facility. Guidelines F-325 and F-371 are listed below, but make sure to research all you can to make sure that you understand exactly what they are stating:
Policies and procedures should be in place to avoid all citations, food-borne illnesses, and improper sanitation and handling of food. All assisted living facilty staff must be trained and sign proper forms to authorize that they will follow the proper procedures for food safety. To make sure that you have the proper procedures, you should check with the CMS and FDA to see if they updated any guidelines. These survey are assesed at your assisted living facilities to try to lessen the number of food-borne illnesses and any sanitation problems that may affect your residents.