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Notice to All Health Regulated Establishments

The Division of Environmental Health of the Department of Public Health and Social Services would like to remind all health-regulated establishments that in the event of a power and/or water outage, affected businesses must ensure appropriate measures are implemented in protecting their customers:

 All Food and Water Vending Establishments
  • Power must be available at all times in order to operate your business.  
  • If there is no power and/or water, the food establishment operators must cease operations. 
  • If a generator is used as an alternate power source, food establishment operators must ensure that all cold holding temperatures are maintained at or below 41o F for refrigerator units and at or below 0o F for freezer units, and all hot holding temperatures are maintained at or above 140o F.
  • Hot water must be provided at a temperature of at least 100o F for all handwashing sinks.

Schools and Child Care Establishments

Adequate lighting must be provided to promote safety and comfortable lighting environment.
Ventilation shall be adequate to provide proper circulation of needed air within a room by either windows or mechanical ventilators.  No class room shall exceed a temperature of 84o F.
If there is no power and/or water, food preparation must cease.. 
If a generator is used as an alternate power source, food operations must ensure that all cold holding temperatures are maintained at or below 41o F for refrigerator units and at or below 0o F for freezer units, and all hot holding temperatures are maintained at or above 140o F.
Hot water must be provided at a temperature of at least 100o F for all handwashing sinks.
Food Safety
  • Maintain all perishable food below 41o F or above 140o F.
  • Discard any perishable food (i.e., meat, poultry, fish, eggs, milk) that has been in refrigerator or freezer at or above 41o F for 4 hours or more.
  • Frozen food that is still somewhat thawed or has ice crystals can still be refrozen, or used immediately.
  • When in doubt, throw it out.
For further information, please contact the Food Safety Program of the Division of Environmental Health at 735-7221 or via email at dphss-deh@dphss.guam.gov.

 

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