31.85 CONSTRUCTION; MATERIALS.
Subdivision 1. Product modules and utensils.
Product modules and utensils must be metal
or plastic and corrosion resistant, nonabsorbent, smooth, easily cleanable, and durable under
conditions of normal use. They may not impart odors, color, taste, or contamination to the food.
Product modules must be easily removable from the display unit for servicing unless they can be
effectively cleaned and sanitized without removal by a procedure that will not contaminate bulk
food or related equipment.
Subd. 2. Noncontact surfaces.
Surfaces of product module display units, tethers, and all
display equipment not intended for food contact, but exposed to food debris or other soiling,
must be nonabsorbent, smooth, cleanable, durable under conditions of normal use, and free of
unnecessary ledges, projections, and crevices. Tethers must be easily removable for cleaning.
Racks that hold food containers must be constructed of material that is smooth, easily cleanable,
and nonabsorbent. The materials for surfaces that do not come in contact with food must be
nonabsorbent or made nonabsorbent by being finished and sealed with a cleanable coating.
History: 1984 c 476 s 6