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4626.0415 SPECIALIZED PROCESSING VARIANCE REQUIREMENTS. 3-502.11

A food establishment must obtain a variance from the regulatory authority as specified in parts 4626.1690 to 4626.1700 before:

A.

smoking food as a method of food preservation rather than as a method of flavor enhancement;P2

B.

curing food;P2

C.

using food additives or adding components, such as vinegar:

(1)

as a method of food preservation rather than as a method of flavor enhancement;P2 or

(2)

to render a food so that it is not TCS;P2

D.

packaging TCS food using a reduced oxygen packaging method except where the growth of and toxin formation by Clostridium botulinum and the growth of Listeria monocytogenes are controlled as specified in part 4626.0420;P2

E.

operating a molluscan shellfish life-support system display tank used to store and display shellfish that are offered for human consumption;P2

F.

custom processing game animals that are for personal use as food and not for sale or service in a food establishment and not under USDA or "state equal to" inspections;P2

G.

sprouting seeds or beans;P2 or

H.

preparing food by any method that is not in compliance with this Code.P2

Statutory Authority:

MS s 31.101; 31.11; 144.05; 144.07; 144.08; 144.12; 157.011

History:

23 SR 519; 43 SR 295

Published Electronically:

January 2, 2019