Conference for Food Protection

2016 Biennial Meeting

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Issue Number: Council I 044

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Hot Water Provided at Service Sink

Issue you would like the Conference to consider

Clarify that hot water is required to be provided at a service sink. Currently, this violation is cited under 5-501.18 using the ambiguous reference in Annex 3 of "proper equipment and supplies must be made available to accomplish thorough and proper cleaning of garbage storage areas and receptacles so that unsanitary conditions can be eliminated". While some public health jurisdictions may be able to require hot water at a service sink through their local plumbing codes, others cannot.

Public Health Significance

An accumulation of greasy food residue left behind after cleaning waste receptacles, mops and mop buckets with only cold water can create a harborage area for pathogens and contribute to the breeding of pests.

Recommended Solution: The Conference recommends...

a letter be sent to the FDA requesting the 2013 Food Code be amended as follows (language to be added is underlined):

Section 5-203.13(A)

(A) At least 1 service sink or 1 curbed cleaning facility equipped with a floor drain and equipped to provide water a temperature of at least 38°C (100°F) shall be provided and conveniently located for the cleaning of mops or similar wet floor cleaning tools and for the disposal of mop water and similar liquid waste.

Submitter Information 1

Name Ann Johnson
Organization FL Department of Agriculture
Address 3236 Sardenia Terrace
Deltona, FL 32738
Telephone 407-335-3497

Submitter Information 2

Name Joetta DeFrancesco
Organization FL Department of Agriculture
Address 10281 Enoch Lane
Bonita Springs, FL 34135
Telephone 239-206-0260

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