Equipment and utensils used in handling, processing, storing, or transporting of beverages, including bulk tank transportation of potable water, or beverage ingredients shall be thoroughly cleaned after use and shall be subjected to an approved bactericidal treatment prior to each usage and shall be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition at all times. The methods used shall be such that beverages and their ingredients shall not be contaminated or adulterated. Containers of chemicals used for cleaning and bactericidal treatment shall be properly labeled so as to identify the contents. All syrup pipelines, apparatus, and containers used in the manufacturing processes shall be thoroughly sanitized at adequate intervals and shall be washed and rinsed before sanitization. Tanks and lines containing syrup between periods of processing operations shall be cleaned and sanitized when they are emptied as is necessary to maintain said tanks and lines in a clean and sanitary condition. Chlorine, or other approved bactericidal agents shall be used for sanitization. Bulk potable water transported by tank from the water source to an establishment or plant under the provisions of this rule shall contain at least five parts per million residual chlorine during such transportation and in storage, if stored before use.
September 23, 2013