37.41.306 NUTRITION SERVICES, FOOD REQUIREMENTS
(1) The nutrition service provider shall ensure that:
(a) procedures are used which preserve nutritional value and food safety in the purchase and preparation of food and delivery of meals;
(b) appropriate food containers and necessary utensils are used for blind and handicapped persons;
(c) no food prepared or canned in the home way may be used in meals provided by providers. Only commercially processed, canned food may be used;
(d) hot transported food be at 140 E F or above from time of final food preparation to completion of serving;
(e) cold food be maintained at 45 E F or below from time of initial service to completion of service; and
(f) all food transported to sites is considered "leftover", except unopened pre-packaged food, and food remaining at the meal site or main food preparation center be thrown away.
(2) Vitamins and/or mineral supplements shall not be provided by the nutrition service provider.
(3) Each meal served by the service provider shall contain at least one-third of the current recommended dietary allowance as established by the food and nutrition board of the national academy of sciences, national research council.
History: Sec. 53-2-201 and 53-6-402, MCA; IMP, Sec. 53-2-201 and 53-6-402, MCA; NEW, 1983 MAR p. 863, Eff. 7/15/83; TRANS, from Dept. of SRS, 1987 MAR p. 1492, Eff. 7/1/87; TRANS, from DFS, 1998 MAR p. 2279.