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

12VAC5-421-2045. Rinsing equipment and utensils after cleaning and sanitizing.

After being cleaned and sanitized, equipment and utensils shall not be rinsed before air drying or used unless:

1. The rinse is applied directly from a potable water supply by a warewashing machine that is maintained and operated as specified under Articles 2 (12VAC5-421-1080 et seq.) and 5 (12VAC5-421-1570) of this part; and

2. The rinse is applied only after the equipment and utensils have been sanitized by the application of hot water or by the application of a chemical sanitizer solution whose EPA-registered label use instructions call for rinsing off the sanitizer after it is applied in a commercial warewashing machine.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 32, Issue 22, eff. July 12, 2016.

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