Rule 48.14.1 A licensed facility with sixteen (16) or more residents shall obtain a Food Service
A permit from the Mississippi State Department of Health. A licensed facility with
fifteen (15) or fewer residents shall meet the requirements as set forth in the
Facility Inspection Report issued by the Mississippi State Department of Health.
Rule 48.14.2 Dietary Staffing.
1. Licensed facilities shall have an employee dedicated to meal preparation and food
2. All employees engaged in handling, preparation, and/or serving of food shall wear
clean clothing at all times.
3. All employees engaged in handling and/or preparation of food shall wear hair
nets, headbands, or caps to prevent the falling of hair.
4. All employees engaged in handling and/or preparation of food shall wash their
hands thoroughly before starting to work and immediately after contact with any