All floors, walls, ceilings, tables, and other fixtures shall be maintained in such conditions that they may readily be made clean and sanitary. If not in such condition, they shall be promptly repaired and replaced. The floors of all rooms used for manufacturing shall be watertight, and where there is necessity for drainage, shall have sufficient pitch to ensure drainage and may be constructed of wood (except first floor) if coated and made impermeable to water, of cement or tile laid in cement or of any other materials impermeable to water. When and where it is necessary for the protection of the employees, portable or loose floor gratings shall be provided at places where floors become damp and wet from overflow of water. Ceilings or overhead coverings shall be dust proof. All factory floors, fixtures, utensils, or other apparatus and machinery used in the manufacture, handling, or storing of canned food shall be kept clean. There shall be no condition underneath or connected with or in the vicinity of factory buildings which may render it difficult to keep the factory clean and sanitary.
September 23, 2013