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Preventing contamination from equipment, utensils, and linens—Gloves, use limitation (2009 FDA Food Code 3-304.15).

(1) If used, SINGLE-USE gloves must be used for only one task such as working with READY-TO-EAT FOOD or with raw animal FOOD, used for no other purpose, and discarded when damaged or soiled, or when interruptions occur in the operation.
(2) Except as specified in subsection (3) of this section, slash-resistant gloves that are used to protect the hands during operations requiring cutting must be used in direct contact only with FOOD that is subsequently cooked as specified under Part 3, Subpart D of this chapter such as frozen FOOD or a PRIMAL CUT of MEAT.
(3) Slash-resistant gloves may be used with READY-TO-EAT FOOD that will not be subsequently cooked if the slash-resistant gloves have a SMOOTH, durable, and nonabsorbent outer surface; or if the slash-resistant gloves are covered with a SMOOTH, durable, nonabsorbent glove, or a SINGLE-USE glove.
(4) Cloth gloves may not be used in direct contact with FOOD unless the FOOD is subsequently cooked as required under Part 3, Subpart D such as frozen FOOD or a PRIMAL CUT of MEAT.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050 and 43.20.145. WSR 13-03-109, § 246-215-03342, filed 1/17/13, effective 5/1/13.]
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