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1550.1400 SATISFACTORY COMPLIANCE FOR LIGHTING.

Lighting shall be considered satisfactory when the following conditions are met:

A.

Production rooms are provided with a minimum of 25 foot-candles of light (as is determined at a point 30 inches above the floor).

B.

Areas where a detailed inspection of products, ingredients, processes, or operations occurs are provided with a minimum of 45 foot-candles of light at the point of inspection.

C.

Storage areas and rooms are provided with a minimum of ten foot-candles of light (as is determined at a point 30 inches above the floor).

D.

Locker rooms, toilet rooms, shower rooms, and washrooms are provided with a minimum of 15 foot-candles of light (as is determined at a point 30 inches above the floor).

E.

An adequate portable light is available for the periodic inspection of facilities and supplies when normally supplied light is inadequate for such purposes.

F.

Lights over open product contact surfaces are equipped with protective shields where breakage may cause contamination of products or ingredients.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 31.10; 31.77

Published Electronically:

September 23, 2013