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Preventing contamination by consumers—Consumer self-service operations (2009 FDA Food Code 3-306.13).

(1) Raw unPACKAGED animal FOOD such as beef, lamb, pork, and FISH may not be offered for CONSUMER self-service. This subsection does not apply to:
(a) CONSUMER self-service of READY-TO-EAT FOODS at buffets or salad bars that serve FOODS such as sushi or raw shellfish;
(b) Ready-to-cook individual portions for cooking and immediate consumption on the PREMISES such as CONSUMER-cooked MEATS or CONSUMER-selected ingredients for Mongolian barbecue; or
(c) Raw, frozen shrimp, lobster, finfish, calamari, or adductor muscle of scallop; or frozen, breaded seafood.
(2) CONSUMER self-service operations for READY-TO-EAT FOODS must be provided with suitable utensils or effective dispensing methods that protect the FOOD from contamination.
(3) CONSUMER self-service operations such as buffets and salad bars must be monitored by FOOD EMPLOYEES trained in safe operating procedures.
(4) Containers for display and service of READY-TO-EAT, unPACKAGED, bulk FOODS for CONSUMER self-service must have a CONSUMER access point no less than 30 inches above floor level, except for APPROVED containers of liquids.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050 and 43.20.145. WSR 13-03-109, § 246-215-03369, filed 1/17/13, effective 5/1/13.]
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