ERIC Number: ED317320
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Food Sanitation and Safety Self-assessment Instrument for Child Care Centers.
This self-assessment instrument for day care center staff is designed to help caregivers provide safe food to children. The nine sections of the instrument, presented in checklist format, concern: (1) personal hygiene; (2) purchasing, receiving, and inspecting of food; (3) food storage; (4) food service equipment; (5) food preparation; (6) infant food preparation; (7) serving of food; (8) transporting of food; and (9) facilities. Sanitation is considered to be the constant maintenance of hygienic conditions. An agency can be assured that food is safe up to the time it is served by implementing a sanitation and safety self-assessment program on a regular basis. Someone familiar with the operation of the program should conduct inspections as often as necessary to make sure that tasks are being performed properly and that sanitation problems are being corrected. (RH)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Child Caregivers, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Food, Guidelines, Hygiene, Program Evaluation, Safety, Sanitation
California State Department of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95802-0271 ($3.75, plus sales tax for California purchasers).
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For a related document, see PS 018 723.