Facilities on the premises, location and placement—Storage areas, redeeming machines, receptacles and waste handling units, location (2009 FDA Food Code 5-501.19).

(1) An area designated for refuse, recyclables, returnables, and, except as specified in subsection (2) of this section, a redeeming machine for recyclables or returnables must be located so that it is separate from food, equipment, utensils, linens, and single-service and single-use articles and a public health hazard or nuisance is not created.
(2) A redeeming machine may be located in the packaged food storage area or consumer area of a food establishment if food, equipment, utensils, linens and single-service and single-use articles are not subject to contamination from the machines and a public health hazard or nuisance is not created.
(3) The location of receptacles and waste handling units for refuse, recyclables, and returnables may not create a public health hazard or nuisance or interfere with the cleaning of adjacent space.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050 and 43.20.145. WSR 13-03-109, § 246-215-05545, filed 1/17/13, effective 5/1/13.]
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