246-215-08300  <<  246-215-08305 >>   246-215-08310

Exempt from permit (2009 FDA Food Code 8-301.12).

(1) The REGULATORY AUTHORITY may exempt a PERSON from the provisions of WAC 246-215-08600(1) and 246-215-08300 of this chapter in order to operate without a FOOD ESTABLISHMENT PERMIT, if the PERSON meets the other provisions of this chapter, including not using any FOOD prepared in a residential kitchen or other nonAPPROVED facility, and the types of FOOD served are limited to those specified in subsection (4) of this section.
(2) The PERSON requesting a PERMIT exemption under subsection (1) of this section shall submit a written application for an exemption on a form provided by the REGULATORY AUTHORITY at least 14 calendar days before providing FOOD service, or as otherwise required by the REGULATORY AUTHORITY.
(3) The PERSON requesting a PERMIT exemption under subsection (1) of this section shall submit properly prepared plans and specifications of the FOOD service facilities and EQUIPMENT if the REGULATORY AUTHORITY requires it, based on a review of the application for an exemption submitted under subsection (2) of this section.
(4) The PERSON requesting a PERMIT exemption under subsection (1) of this section shall limit FOOD handling to one or more of the following FOODS:
(a) Popcorn and flavored popcorn prepared from commercially PACKAGED nonPOTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS FOOD ingredients;
(b) Cotton candy;
(c) Dried herbs and spices processed in an APPROVED facility;
(d) Crushed ice drinks containing only nonPOTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS FOOD ingredients and dispensed from a self-contained machine that makes its own ice. Drinks with POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS FOOD, snow cones, and shaved ice are not included;
(e) Corn on the cob prepared for IMMEDIATE SERVICE;
(f) Whole peppers roasted for IMMEDIATE SERVICE;
(g) Roasted nuts, roasted peanuts, and roasted candy-coated nuts;
(h) Chocolate-dipped ice cream bars prepared from prePACKAGED ice cream bars produced in a FOOD PROCESSING PLANT;
(i) Chocolate-dipped bananas prepared from bananas peeled and frozen in an APPROVED facility; and
(j) Individual samples of nonPOTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS sliced fruits and vegetables.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050 and 43.20.145. WSR 13-03-109, ยง 246-215-08305, filed 1/17/13, effective 5/1/13.]
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