FOOD VENDING MACHINE CONSTRUCTION--EXTERIOR

Section 14-5.90 - Machine construction

FOOD VENDING MACHINE CONSTRUCTION--EXTERIOR

14-5.90 Machine construction.

(a) The vending machine is to be of sturdy construction and the exterior is to be designed, fabricated, finished and maintained to be easily cleanable and minimize the entrance of insects and rodents. The exterior of the machine is to be kept clean.

(b) Door and panel access openings to the food and container storage spaces of the machine are to be tight-fitting and, when necessary, gasketed to prevent the entrance of dust, moisture, insects and rodents.

(c) Ventilation louvers and openings into vending machines are to be effectively screened. Screening material for openings into food and container storage spaces of the machine are to be not less than 16 mesh to the inch or equivalent. Screening material for openings into condenser units which are separated from food and container storage spaces are to be not less than 8 mesh to the inch or equivalent.

Effective Date: 
Friday, February 22, 1985
Doc Status: 
Complete

Section 14-5.91 - Condenser unit

14-5.91 Condenser unit. In vending machines having a condenser unit as an integral part, the condenser unit is to be:

(a) separated from the food and container storage space by a dust-proof barrier when located below these spaces; or

(b) sealed from the food and container storage space when located above these spaces.

Effective Date: 
Wednesday, February 22, 1995
Doc Status: 
Complete

Section 14-5.92 - Free-standing vending machines

14-5.92 Free-standing vending machines.

(a) Free-standing vending machines are to:

(1) be light enough to be manually moved with ease by one person;

(2) be elevated on legs or extended sidewalls to afford, with or without kickplates, an unobstructed vertical space of at least six inches under the machine;

(3) be mounted on rollers or casters which permit easy movement; or

(4) be sealed to the floor. Where used, kickplates are to be easily removable or be capable of being rotated.

(b) Counter-type machines are to be:

(1) sealed to the counter;

(2) mounted on four-inch legs or the equivalent; or

(3) easily movable for cleaning with service connections in place.

Effective Date: 
Friday, February 22, 1985
Doc Status: 
Complete

Section 14-5.93 - Service connections

14-5.93 Service connections.

Service connections through an exterior wall of the machine, including water, gas, electrical and refrigeration connections, are to be grommeted or closed to prevent the entrance of insects and rodents. Service connections to machines vending potentially hazardous food are to be such as to discourage their unauthorized or unintentional disconnection.

Effective Date: 
Friday, February 22, 1985
Doc Status: 
Complete

Section 14-5.94 - Existing equipment

14-5.94 Existing equipment.

A food vending machine or piece of equipment used in existing food vending operations is acceptable for that operation provided that it is in good repair, maintained in a sanitary condition, the food-contact surfaces are nontoxic, and it performs its intended function in a satisfactory manner without contaminating food by normal use.

Effective Date: 
Friday, February 22, 1985
Doc Status: 
Complete

Section 14-5.95 - Definitions relating to equipment and utensils

14-5.95 Definitions relating to equipment and utensils.

(a) Approved means that, under conditions of use, the State Commissioner of Health, based on evaluation of the physical characteristics and usual usages, has determined it to be in conformance with good public health practices.

(b) Easily cleanable means readily accessible and of material and finish fabricated so that residues may be completely removed by normal cleaning methods.

(c) Equipment is all food vending machines, food heating devices, tables, counters, refrigerators, sinks, ovens and similar items, other than utensils, used in the operation of a food vending operation.

(d) Food-contact surfaces are the surfaces of equipment, utensils, food vending machines and single-service items which are normally contacted by food or which food may contact and drain back into food or onto food-contact surfaces.

(e) Kitchenware is all multi-use utensils, other than tableware, used in the storage, preparation, transfer, conveyance or service of food.

(f) Nonfood-contact surfaces are surfaces other than food-contact surfaces.

(g) Single-service articles are items intended by the manufacturer to be discarded after using item once for eating or drinking.

(h) Utensil is any tableware or kitchenware used in the storage, preparation, transfer or service of food.

Effective Date: 
Friday, February 22, 1985
Doc Status: 
Complete

Section 14-5.96 - Other hazards

14-5.96 Other hazards.

(a) Food vending machines requiring electrical power are to be grounded or double-insulated to protect anyone contacting or touching the machine from shock.

(b) Food vending machines are to be constructed and installed so that they are stable and resist tipping under normal conditions of use and service.

Effective Date: 
Friday, February 22, 1985
Doc Status: 
Complete