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All bed and breakfast establishments which serve breakfast to paid guests shall comply with the following minimum standards:
(A) Food shall be clean, wholesome, free from spoilage, free from adulteration and misbranding and safe for human consumption. Containers of food shall be stored above the floor, on clean racks, shelves or other clean surfaces in such a manner as to be protected from splash or other contamination. Milk of only pasteurized Grade A may be used. Use of home canned food is prohibited except for jams and jellies.
(B) Food shall be protected from contamination while being stored, prepared and served, and during transportation. Perishable foods shall be stored at temperatures that will protect them against spoilage. Potentially hazardous food shall be maintained at safe temperatures of 45° F. or below, or 140° F. or above, as appropriate, except during necessary periods of preparation and serving. Frozen food shall be kept at temperatures that will keep them frozen, except when being thawed for preparation. Potentially hazardous frozen food shall be thawed at refrigeration temperatures or below, or quick-thawed as part of the cooking process. An indicating thermometer shall be located in each refrigerator. Raw fruits and vegetables shall be washed thoroughly before use. Stuffings, poultry and pork products shall be cooked to heat all parts of the food at least 165° F. before being served. Salads made of meat, poultry, potatoes, fish, shellfish, or eggs and other potentially hazardous prepared food, shall be prepared from chilled products with a minimum of manual contact. Portions of food once served to an individual may not be served again. Laundry facilities shall be separated from the food preparation areas. Live animals shall be excluded from food preparation areas.
(C) All operators shall be certified. Certification shall be achieved by successfully completing an examination as described in the current edition of the State of Illinois Food Service Sanitation Rules and Regulations.
(D) Persons preparing or serving food or washing utensils shall wear clean outer garments and maintain a high degree of personal cleanliness. They shall wash their hands thoroughly before starting work and as often as necessary while working to remove soil and contaminants. After visiting a toilet room, persons shall wash their hands thoroughly in a lavatory, but never in the kitchen sink.
(E) No one, while preparing or serving food, may use tobacco in any form.
(Ord. 7508, passed 3-5-91; Am. Ord. 9043, passed 4-5-16) Penalty, see § 120.99