Approved by Health Advisory on 1/30/08 Approved by the Policy Council __3/8/08 Approved by Board __4/17/08 SPCAA Head Start and Early Head Start Program Policy & Procedure Nutrition Services Subject: Policy & Procedure for Food Safety and Sanitation Source: Performance Standard Reference: 1304.23 (e) (1) Policy: It is the policy of SPCAA Head Start and Early Head Start to post evidence of compliance with all applicable Federal, State, and local food safety and sanitation laws, including those related to the storage, preparation, and service of food and the health of food handlers. In addition, SPCAA Head Start and Early Head Start will only contract with food service vendors that are licensed in accordance with State and Local laws. Procedure: In order to assure the maintenance of food sanitation standards, SPCAA Head Start and Early Head Start will conduct self-inspections in conjunction with CACFP Nutrition Monitoring Review. The self-inspection will address the following: Cleanliness of food before, during, and after preparation, including maintenance of correct food temperatures; Food handling practices; Dish washing procedures and equipment; Insect and rodent control; Cleanliness and maintenance of food preparation, service, storage, and delivery areas and equipment; Water supply; Garbage disposal methods; and Health of food service personnel.
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