Town of Ware Massachusetts
126 Main Street, Ware, MA 01082
Bed and Breakfast Operations
Bed and Breakfast Homes and Bed and Breakfast Establishments.
(a) ~All bed and breakfast homes serving full breakfast and bed and breakfast establishments serving full or continental breakfast shall require a food establishment permit and shall comply with the minimum requirements of 105 CMR 590.009(D) as well as the Administration and Enforcement sections (105 CMR 590.010 through 590.021), except they shall be exempt from 105 CMR 590.043, "Plan Submission and Approval" in which case only an intended menu shall be submitted to the board of health with their application for permit. However, bed and breakfast establishments with ten guestrooms or more shall comply with all provisions of 105 CMR 590.000.
(b) ~Bed and breakfast homes and bed and breakfast establishments, which require a permit, shall be inspected by the board of health upon application for an original permit and within the six months prior to renewal of a permit, and as often as necessary for the enforcement of 105 CMR 590.000.
(c) ~Food preparation and protection: Residential kitchens in bed and breakfast homes and bed and breakfast establishments.
1. ~Food shall be prepared and protected in accordance with 105 CMR 590.000.
2. ~Food, utensils and equipment shall be stored in a manner to avoid contamination.
3. ~The following food handling practices for potentially hazardous foods are prohibited: cooling and reheating prior to service, hot holding for more than two hours, and service of leftovers.
4. ~All food temperature requirements shall be met as contained in 105 CMR 590.000. Hot and cold holding equipment shall be provided to maintain potentially hazardous foods at temperatures required by 105 CMR 590.000.