All equipment, containers, and utensils shall be in good repair and free from rust, dirt, and other extraneous material. Utensils and floors shall be cleaned daily. Good housekeeping methods shall be practiced throughout the plant. Metal containers with tight overlapping covers shall be used for the disposal of waste matter. The containers shall be washed clean after each time they are emptied. No spraying of chemicals for the purpose of exterminating insects shall be done while honey is being extracted, processed, or packed. Honey houses shall be of rodent proof construction. The premises surrounding the honey house shall have good drainage and shall be kept clean and free of rubbish or litter of any kind.
September 23, 2013