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NCJ Number: 134613 Find in a Library
Title: Certification Standards for Food Service Programs
Corporate Author: American Correctional Assoc
United States of America

Cmssn on Accreditation for Corrections
United States of America
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 89
Sponsoring Agency: American Correctional Assoc
Alexandria, VA 22314
Cmssn on Accreditation for Corrections
Rockville, MD 20852
Publication Number: ISBN 0-929310-06-3
Sale Source: American Correctional Assoc
206 N. Washington St., Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States of America
Type: Guideline
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: There are 18 mandatory certification standards for food service programs in correctional facilities and 39 nonmandatory standards. The mandatory standards cover safety and emergency procedures, sanitation, security and control, and food service.
Abstract: To be eligible for certification, an agency must be part of a governmental entity or conform to the applicable Federal, State, and local laws regarding corporate existence. An agency wishing to participate in the certification process receives an information package from the American Correctional Association and is then assigned a regional administrator and an accreditation manager. During their correspondent status, the agencies complete a self-assessment of their operation as well as a self-evaluation report. Candidate status, which continues for up to 12 months, begins with acceptance of the agency's self-evaluation report; during these 12 months, the agency must meet the required levels of compliance, be audited by a visiting committee, and be awarded or denied 3-year certification.
Main Term(s): Accreditation standards; Food services
Index Term(s): Corrections standards
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