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WAC 246-360-160

Food and beverage services.

(1) A licensee providing food service to guests must meet the requirements of:
(a) Chapter 246-215 WAC, Food service;
(b) Chapter 246-217 WAC, Food worker permits; and
(c) Local ordinances.
(2) A licensee providing cooking utensils and ice buckets for guests must:
(a) Ensure multiple-use ice buckets are clean and sanitary between guest occupancies;
(b) Wash, handle and store utensils in a safe and sanitary manner to protect from contamination;
(c) Maintain reusable cooking utensils and ice buckets in good condition, free from cracks, chips and distortions caused by damage or excessive use; and
(d) If a lodging unit is equipped with a kitchen that meets the requirements in WAC 246-360-110, the licensee must clean and sanitize utensils and ice buckets in a clean and sanitary area separate from bathrooms, water closet rooms, and adjoining handwashing sinks.
(3) If ice is provided, the licensee must store and dispense ice in a sanitary manner by:
(a) Cleaning and sanitizing ice machines at least twice a year or more often as needed or in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions; and
(b) Restricting guest access to unprotected bulk ice by:
(i) Providing self-dispensing ice machines or other "no contact" dispensing methods; or
(ii) Having employees dispense bulk ice to guests.
(4) The licensee must clean, maintain, and properly adjust the water flow in drinking fountains to ensure there is adequate pressure.
(5) Upon the department's request, the licensee must provide: A copy of the transient accommodations' current food service permit, and food handlers' permits issued by the local health jurisdiction.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.62 RCW. WSR 04-24-002, § 246-360-160, filed 11/18/04, effective 4/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.62.240. WSR 94-23-077, § 246-360-160, filed 11/16/94, effective 12/17/94; WSR 92-02-019 (Order 225B), § 246-360-160, filed 12/23/91, effective 1/23/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050. WSR 91-02-051 (Order 124B), recodified as § 246-360-160, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91; WSR 89-11-058 (Order 328), § 248-144-171, filed 5/17/89.]
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