AN ACT ALLOWING FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS TO USE OUTDOOR GRILLS FOR FOOD PREPARATION. Enacted May 24, 2017. Effective May 24, 2017.
Summary date: May 24 2017 - View summary
Summary date: May 10 2017 - View summary
House committee substitute amends the 2nd edition to provide that the act is effective when it becomes law (was, effective October 1, 2017).
Summary date: Mar 30 2017 - View summary
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Deletes proposed GS 130A-248(a7), which established the criteria under which a permitted establishment that prepares or serves food may have used an outdoor grill to prepare food for customers.
Enacts new GS 130A-248(c2) establishing seven criteria to be met before a food establishment may use an outdoor grill to prepare food for customers for sample or sale, including: the outdoor grill is located on the premises of the food establishment and is continuously supervised by a food employee when the grill is in use, the outdoor grill is not operated within 10 feet of combustible construction, and the outdoor grill is located in an enclosed area and protected from environmental contamination when not in operation. Retains the October 1, 2017, effective date. Amends the act's long title.
Summary date: Feb 1 2017 - View summary
Amends GS 130A-248 to allow permitted establishments that serve food to use an outdoor grill to prepare food for customers if the establishment satisfies four conditions: (1) the grill must be made of stainless steel and be stationed on a level, concrete foundation, (2) the grill must have a semi-permanent cover to protect it from weather, dust, and animals, (3) the grill, cover, and foundation must be cleaned daily, and (4) the food prepared on the grill must be processed inside the permitted establishment, in the kitchen, or in a room that meets the sanitation requirements for a restaurant kitchen.
Effective October 1, 2017.