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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 421. Food Regulations

12VAC5-421-1100. Food-contact surfaces; cleanability.

A. Multiuse food-contact surfaces shall be:

1. Smooth;Pf

2. Free of breaks, open seams, cracks, chips, inclusions, pits, and similar imperfections;Pf

3. Free of sharp internal angles, corners, and crevices;Pf

4. Finished to have smooth welds and joints;Pf and

5. Except as specified in subsection B of this section, accessible for cleaning and inspection by one of the following methods:

a. Without being disassembled;Pf

b. By disassembling without the use of tools;Pf or

c. By easy disassembling with the use of handheld tools commonly available to maintenance and cleaning personnel such as screwdrivers, pliers, open-end wrenches, and Allen wrenches.Pf

B. Subdivision A 5 of this section does not apply to cooking oil storage tanks, distribution lines for cooking oils, or beverage syrup lines or tubes.

Statutory Authority

§§ 35.1-11 and 35.1-14 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 10, eff. March 1, 2002; amended, Virginia Register Volume 32, Issue 22, eff. July 12, 2016.

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