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Functionality—Vending machine, vending stage closure (2009 FDA Food Code 4-204.14).

The dispensing compartment of a VENDING MACHINE including a machine that is designed to vend prePACKAGED snack FOOD that is not POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS FOOD such as chips, party mixes, and pretzels must be equipped with a self-closing door or cover if the machine is:
(1) Located in an outside area that does not otherwise afford the protection of an enclosure against the rain, windblown debris, insects, rodents, and other contaminants that are present in the environment; or
(2) Available for self-service during hours when it is not under the full-time supervision of a FOOD EMPLOYEE.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050 and 43.20.145. WSR 13-03-109, § 246-215-04232, filed 1/17/13, effective 5/1/13.]
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