Section 14-4.101 - Equipment and utensils; materials permitted and prohibited

14-4.101 Equipment and utensils; materials permitted and prohibited.

(a) Materials, including food-grade plastics used in the construction and repair of equipment and utensils, are to be nontoxic, not affected by foods, cleaning compounds, or such other substances which may be found in the use environment, nonabsorbent and durable under normal use. They are not to impart odor, color or taste nor to contribute to the contamination of food, and are to maintain their original properties under repeated use. Painted food-contact surfaces are prohibited.

(b) Hard maple or other equivalent nonabsorbent material meeting the above criteria may be used for cutting boards and work surfaces, and are to be maintained in a smooth, clean condition.

(c) Tubing conveying beverages or beverage ingredients is to be fabricated from safe materials. All lines conducting carbon dioxide gas are to be stainless steel, food-grade plastic or other material that will not produce toxic substances when exposed to carbon dioxide or carbonated water.

Effective Date: 
Friday, February 22, 1985
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