SECTION .3000 ‑ BED AND BREAKFAST INNS
15A NCAC 18A .3001 DEFINITIONS
The following definitions shall apply in the interpretation
and enforcement of this Section.
(1) "Approved" means determined by the
Department to be in compliance with this Section. Food which complies with the
requirements of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture or the United
States Department of Agriculture and the requirements of this Section shall be
considered as approved.
(2) "Bathroom" means a room with at least one
shower or tub, water closet and lavatory. However, lavatories may be located
within the bedrooms.
(3) "Department of Environment and Natural
Resources" or "Department" means the North Carolina Department
of Environment and Natural Resources. The term also means the authorized
representative of the Department.
(4) "Person" means any individual, firm,
association, organization, partnership, business trust, corporation, or
(5) "Potentially hazardous food" means any
food or ingredient, natural or synthetic in a form capable of supporting the
growth of infectious or toxigenic microorganisms. This includes raw or heat
treated foods of animal origin, raw seed sprouts, and treated food of plant
origin. The term does not include foods which have a pH level of 4.6 or below
or a water activity (Aw) value of 0.85 or less.
History Note: Authority G.S. 130A‑248;
Eff. July 1, 1992;
Amended Eff. November 1, 2002.