Bulk supplies of food and bedding may not be stored in animal rooms. A separate area or room shall be available in which food and bedding can be stored off the floor on pallets, racks, or carts. Food storage areas shall be physically separated from refuse areas. Temperatures in the storage rooms may be the ambient temperature. Refrigerated storage shall be available for perishable items. Separate storage for animal waste and dead animals is essential. Carcasses shall be kept below 45°F to reduce putrefaction. Obnoxious materials shall be covered or packaged.