As the warmer months approach, we remind families to remember safe food practices for items received from our weekly food distribution. GCSC ensures that all refrigerated items are maintained at the proper temperatures up to the time of delivery.
Sodexo Company Standards / Guidelines:
▪ Refrigeration equipment temperature of 40ºF (4ºC) or below and freezer equipment temperature of 0ºF (-18ºC) must be maintained during stable times. Frequent opening and closing of refrigeration and freezer doors during production may cause the ambient air to rise. The temperature must be checked at least once each day, during times when it has had an opportunity to stabilize, i.e., at opening of the operation.
▪ If an equipment thermometer is not working and cannot be repaired, it must be covered up or otherwise clearly marked as non-working. An accurate thermometer must then be placed inside the equipment. Some Health Agencies require thermometers inside the equipment at all times.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.