Md. Code Regs. - Food Service Facility Inspections - General

Current through Register Vol. 49, No. 8, April 8, 2022

A. The person-in-charge shall permit a representative of the approving authority to:
(1) Enter a food service facility at a reasonable time for the purpose of making inspections to determine compliance with this chapter; and
(2) Examine the records of the facility that pertain to information regarding food and supplies purchased, received, or used.
B. The person-in-charge shall inform the approving authority of, and keep confidential, a food ingredient or a recipe that the person-in-charge considers a trade secret, except as provided in §C of this regulation.
C. The person-in-charge shall furnish information to the approving authority regarding a food ingredient or recipe that the person-in-charge considers a trade secret if:
(1) An immediate and substantial danger to public health exists involving the food ingredient or recipe; or
(2) The approving authority determines that the information about the food ingredient or recipe is necessary to conduct a foodborne disease investigation.
D. The approving authority shall maintain the confidentiality of trade secret information in accordance with State Government Article, § 10-617, and Health-General Article, § 21-259, Annotated Code of Maryland.
E. When an inspection of a food service facility is made, the approving authority shall:
(1) Document:
(a) The inspection results on an inspection report form provided by the Department; and
(b) On the report:
(i) Conditions found that violate the provisions of this chapter; and
(ii) Critical item violations, noted separately from all other violations;
(2) Furnish one copy of the inspection report to the person-in-charge of the facility; and
(3) Make the completed inspection report form available for public disclosure in accordance with State Government Article, § 10-611 -10-628, Annotated Code of Maryland.


Md. Code Regs.
Regulations .29 adopted effective December 17, 2007 (34:25 Md. R. 2211)

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