Chestnut Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
Deficiency Details, Certification Survey, October 27, 2010
Regional Office: Capital District Regional Office
F371 483.35(i): STORE/PREPARE/DISTRIBUTE FOOD UNDER SANITARY CONDITIONS
Severity: Potential for more than Minimal Harm
Corrected Date: December 6, 2010
The facility must - (1) Procure food from sources approved or considered satisfactory by Federal, State or local authorities; and (2) Store, prepare, distribute and serve food under sanitary conditions
Citation date: October 27, 2010
Based upon observation and staff interview, it was determined that the facility did not assure foods were stored and prepared under sanitary conditions, during the standard recertification survey. Specifically, the ice dispenser (one of one) was not being sanitized/sanitized per manufacturer's recommendations, and peeling paint was noted above the kitchen steam table location. This resulted in the potential for more than minimal harm that was not immediate jeopardy and was evidenced as follows:
On 10/25/10 at 1:50 pm, the main kitchen was inspected. A 12 foot wide wall area above the steam table was observed with peeling paint.
The Director of Maintenance was interviewed on 10/26/10 at 1:50 pm, and stated that the paint job was put out to bid over a month ago.
The ice machine was observed on 10/26/10 at 2:00 pm. The Food Service Director and the Maintenance Director were interviewed at this time regarding cleaning of the ice machine. The Director of Maintenance stated that the coils were the only internal component that were cleaned on a regular basis with a de-scaling product. The Food Service Director stated that the exterior of the machine was cleaned regularly, however, the interior was not being sanitized. The manufacturer's manual was reviewed at this time which recommended sanitizing at least once per year.
Chapter 1, State Sanitary Code, Subpart 14-1