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1550.1730 FLOORS.

Subpart 1.

General.

The floors of rooms where ingredients are handled, compounded, mixed, or processed, or where containers or equipment are washed shall be constructed of concrete or other equally impervious and easily cleaned material, shall be smooth, properly sloped, provided with trapped drains, and kept in good repair; provided that storage rooms for storing dry ingredients, packaging materials, containers, etc., need not be provided with drains, and the floors may be constructed of tightly joined wood or similar material.

Subp. 2.

Satisfactory compliance.

Subpart 1 is deemed to be satisfied when:

A.

The floors of those areas where syrup, base, water, and beverages are handled, compounded, mixed, or processed, or where containers or equipment are washed, are constructed of good quality properly sealed concrete, or equally impervious tile or brick laid closely with impervious and resistant joint material, or metal surfacing with impervious joints, or other equally impervious material. The floors of storage rooms may be constructed of tightly joined wood or similar sanitary material.

B.

Drained floors are sloped so that no pools of water will remain after flushing and floors are maintained in good repair. Joints between floor and walls are impervious.

C.

All trapped drains are of adequate size to minimize clogging and provide accessibility.

D.

The floors are kept clean and free of litter. The syrup room, filling and packaging area floors are cleaned daily. Floors in other areas are cleaned as frequently as necessary to maintain them in a clean and sanitary condition.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 31.10; 31.101

Published Electronically:

September 23, 2013