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1550.1360 SATISFACTORY COMPLIANCE FOR BAKERY CONSTRUCTION.

The construction of the building shall be considered adequate when the following conditions are met:

A.

the building is of sound construction and furnishes adequate protection from environmental contamination such as weather elements, insects, birds, rodents, and other animals;

B.

the building is large enough to accommodate the operations without hampering sanitary practices;

C.

the plant is maintained in good repair;

D.

walls, ceilings, partitions, and exposed structural supports are free of flaked paint or other scaling material;

E.

doors, walls, partitions, ceilings, and exposed structural supports are constructed of smooth, easy-to-clean material;

F.

walls, floors, partitions, ceilings, and exposed structural supports are free of crevices or openings which may harbor rodents or insects;

G.

floors are smooth, easy-to-clean, and do not absorb the substances that normally contact them in the course of processing and cleaning;

H.

wooden floors are coated with a protective compound which effectively eliminates cracks and crevices;

I.

floors that frequently get wet are constructed to prevent pooling of water or are kept clean and dry such as by a wet pickup vacuum device;

J.

drains are constructed to minimize clogging, allow for thorough drainage, prevent back flow, and prevent vermin and sewage gas from entering the plant;

K.

sewage lines shall not cross a product zone or food storage area unless properly sealed off or otherwise installed to prevent contamination of the product or product zone;

L.

cracks at wall-floor junctures are sealed;

M.

walls of all utensil and equipment-washing rooms or areas have a washable, nonabsorbent surface up to the level reached by splash or spray;

N.

windows are intact;

O.

entrance ways or openings to production rooms from the outside of the bakery are equipped with tight fitting and self-closing doors, or other effective means are provided to prevent the entrance of insects, rodents, birds, and other animals;

P.

production rooms are partitioned off or are separated from the garage area and maintenance shop;

Q.

elevated platforms or mezzanine floors are constructed to prevent contamination of equipment on the lower floor by operations conducted on the upper floor; and

R.

the bakery is separated from living quarters or rooms used for domestic purposes.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 31.10; 31.77

Published Electronically:

September 23, 2013