Food contamination prevention—Eating, drinking, or using tobacco (2009 FDA Food Code 2-401.11).

(1) Except as specified in subsection (2) of this section, an employee may eat, drink, or use any form of tobacco only in designated areas where the contamination of exposed food; clean equipment, utensils, and linens; unwrapped single-service and single-use articles; or other items needing protection cannot result.
(2) A food employee may drink from a closed beverage container if the container is handled to prevent contamination of:
(a) The employee's hands;
(b) The container; and
(c) Exposed food; clean equipment, utensils, and linens; and unwrapped single-service and single-use articles.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050 and 43.20.145. WSR 13-03-109, § 246-215-02400, filed 1/17/13, effective 5/1/13.]
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