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Preventing contamination from equipment, utensils, and linens—Refilling returnables (2009 FDA Food Code 3-304.17).

(1) A take-home FOOD container returned to a FOOD ESTABLISHMENT may not be refilled at a FOOD ESTABLISHMENT with a POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS FOOD.
(2) Except as specified in subsection (3) of this section, a take-home FOOD container refilled with FOOD that is not POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS FOOD must be cleaned as specified under WAC 246-215-04650(2).
(3) Single service cups and personal take out BEVERAGE containers, such as thermally insulated bottles, nonspill coffee cups, and promotional BEVERAGE glasses, may be refilled by EMPLOYEES or the CONSUMER if refilling is a contamination-free process as specified under WAC 246-215-04230 (1), (2), and (4).
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050 and 43.20.145. WSR 13-03-109, § 246-215-03348, filed 1/17/13, effective 5/1/13.]
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