North CarolinaDepartment of Health and Human Services
Division of Public Health; Women's & Children's Health Section
1914 Mail Service Center; Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-1914
Tel 919-733-2973 Fax 919-733-1384
|Michael F. Easley, Governor||
Carmen Hooker Buell, Secretary
February 25, 2000
|TO:||CACFP Child Care Sponsors|
Ray Hawkins, Unit Head
Arnette Cowan, MS, RD, LDN
|SUBJECT:||North Carolina Sanitation Requirements for Preparing Infant Formula|
The new USDA policy requiring child care facilities on the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) to offer formula has raised many questions about the NC child day care sanitation requirements. The purpose of this memo is to clarify for CACFP sponsors the North Carolina sanitation rules about preparing formula. We have worked with staff of the Environmental Health Branch, Department of Environment and Natural Resources who oversee child day care sanitation. This memo updates any previous correspondence on these issues.
Current North Carolina sanitation rules allow all licensed child day care facilities to prepare and serve formula on-site. Therefore, all CACFP sponsors may begin preparing formula upon receipt of this memo. In accordance with 15A NCAC 18A .2804(e), the minimum sanitation rules listed below must be followed in all centers and large day care homes.
Sponsors with questions about the child day care sanitation rules may call their local health department environmental health specialist or the special nutrition programs consultant assigned to their county.
cc: Alice Lenihan