Water used for compounding flavored beverage base of syrups, bottling or packaging of water, or packaging carbonated or noncarbonated (still) beverages or used for processing, cleaning, rinsing operations, or filling, shall be from an approved water source which is easily accessible, adequate, and of safe, sanitary quality.
This part is deemed to be satisfied when:
All water used is of safe, sanitary quality and from an approved source; water from a water supply constructed and located in accordance with the provisions of section VII, Manual of Water Supply Sanitation, dated 1965 and adopted by Minnesota Department of Health shall be deemed to be an approved source.
There is no cross-connection between the approved, potable water supply and any unsafe or questionable water supply or any source of pollution through which the approved, potable water supply might become contaminated.
Running water connected to conveniently located faucets or taps under pressure is properly plumbed to all rooms and areas in which syrups, base, water, and beverages are processed, packaged, and prepared and equipment and utensils are washed and sanitized.
Water supply is ample in quantity to insure proper cleaning of floors, equipment, and utensils.
When carbon filters are used to remove tastes and odors from potable water, the filter must be properly cleaned by approved methods at least once a week to ensure against the growth of bacteria.
September 23, 2013