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Frequency—Establishing inspection interval (2009 FDA Food Code 8-401.10).

(1) Except as specified in subsections (2) and (3) of this section, the REGULATORY AUTHORITY shall inspect a FOOD ESTABLISHMENT at least once every six months.
(2) The REGULATORY AUTHORITY may increase the interval between inspections beyond six months if:
(a) The FOOD ESTABLISHMENT is fully operating under an APPROVED and validated HACCP PLAN as specified under WAC 246-215-08215 and 246-215-08120 (1) and (2);
(b) The FOOD ESTABLISHMENT is assigned a less frequent inspection frequency based on a written RISK-based inspection schedule developed by the REGULATORY AUTHORITY, or set by state or federal LAW, and uniformly applied throughout the jurisdiction; or
(c) The establishment's operation involves only coffee service and other unPACKAGED or prePACKAGED FOOD that is not POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS FOOD such as carbonated BEVERAGES and snack FOOD such as chips, nuts, popcorn and pretzels.
(3) The REGULATORY AUTHORITY shall inspect a TEMPORARY FOOD ESTABLISHMENT during its PERMIT period, unless the REGULATORY AUTHORITY develops a written RISK-based plan for exempting certain categories of TEMPORARY FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS from inspection that is uniformly applied throughout the jurisdiction.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050 and 43.20.145. WSR 13-03-109, § 246-215-08400, filed 1/17/13, effective 5/1/13.]
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