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What are approved food sources?

You must:
(1) Prepare or serve food that is not tampered with or spoiled and is obtained from an approved source including, but not limited to, a licensed caterer, a food service company or a grocery store. Food sources that are not approved include:
(a) Left over food that was previously served from outside your center;
(b) Home canned, frozen or prepared food unless it is for the person's own children;
(c) Donated food from restaurants or caterers that was previously served;
(d) Game meat that has not been inspected by the USDA; and
(e) Donated meat, fish, poultry or milk that is not from a source inspected for sale.
(2) Prepare all food on site unless it is provided by a:
(a) Licensed satellite kitchen, catering kitchen or other source licensed by the local health jurisdiction; or
(b) Parent for individual children.
(3) Have a signed contract or agreement with any satellite kitchen or the catering service that you use. Your contract must include written proof that the caterer and the method of transporting the food are approved by the local health jurisdiction as meeting the requirements of the department of health, chapter 246-215 WAC.
(4) Have a written policy if you use a satellite kitchen that describes:
(a) A description of how food will be handled once it is on-site; and
(b) What back up system you will use if the food does not arrive, not enough food arrives, or the food cannot be served.
[WSR 06-15-075, recodified as § 170-295-3180, filed 7/13/06, effective 7/13/06. Statutory Authority: Chapters 74.12 and 74.15 RCW. WSR 03-14-110, § 388-295-3180, filed 6/30/03, effective 8/1/03.]
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