HOUSE BILL NO. 217
AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1
AND HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. I
AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 15, TITLE 24 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO HOTELS, RESTAURANTS AND PLACES OF ENTERTAINMENT; AND PROVIDING FOR THE INSPECTION OF FOOD PREPARATION AREAS.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:
Section . Amend Chapter 15, Title 24 of the Delaware Code by adding thereto a new section, designated as §1503, which new section shall read as follows:
"§1503. Inspection of Food Preparation Areas
The food preparation area of any hotel restaurant, place of business, institution or business which prepares or serves food for human consumption shall be subject to a State health inspection, without advance notice. For purposes of this section, a 'food preparation area' shall include any kitchen, food storage area, locker or other area where food is prepared or kept prior to being served. For purposes of this section, the term 'advance notice' shall mean any form of communication of a plan or schedule for inspection by any representative of the State Board of Health, prior to the inspection."
Approved July 12, 1979.