Equipment—Warewashing equipment, cleaning frequency (2009 FDA Food Code 4-501.14).

A warewashing machine; the compartments of sinks, basins, or other receptacles used for washing and rinsing equipment, utensils, or raw foods, or laundering wiping cloths; and drainboards or other equipment used to substitute for drainboards as specified under WAC 246-215-04310 must be cleaned:
(1) Before use;
(2) Throughout the day at a frequency necessary to prevent recontamination of equipment and utensils and to ensure that the equipment performs its intended function; and
(3) If used, at least every twenty-four hours.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050 and 43.20.145. WSR 13-03-109, § 246-215-04515, filed 1/17/13, effective 5/1/13.]
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