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PDFWAC 110-301-0198

Food preparation areas.

(1) A school-age provider must clean and sanitize food preparation areas and eating surfaces before and after each use, pursuant to WAC 110-301-0241(1).
(2) For any program that does not operate on public or private school premises, the school-age program's food preparation area or kitchen must have:
(a) Walls, counter tops, floors, cabinets, and shelves that are:
(i) Maintained in good repair including, but not limited to, being properly sealed without chips, cracks, or tears; and
(ii) Moisture resistant.
(b) A properly maintained and vented range hood, exhaust fan, or operable window, if applicable; and
(c) A properly maintained and working refrigerator, freezer, or a combination refrigerator and freezer with sufficient space for proper storage and cooling of food.
(3) A school-age provider must:
(a) Clean and sanitize a sink immediately before using it to prepare food to be served to children in care;
(b) Use a colander or other method to prevent food and kitchen utensils from touching the sink basin; and
(c) Clean dishes, pans, and kitchen utensils as follows:
(i) Clean and sanitize with an automatic dishwasher that uses heat or chemicals to sanitize; or
(ii) Handwash, rinse, sanitize, and allow to air dry.
(4) Any program that does not operate on public or private school premises licensed after the date this chapter becomes effective must have:
(a) A handwashing sink separate from dishwashing facilities;
(b) A food preparation sink located in the food preparation area; and
(c) A method to clean and sanitize dishes, pans, kitchen utensils, and equipment in the food preparation area using:
(i) A two-compartment sink and an automatic dishwasher that sanitizes with heat or chemicals; or
(ii) A three-compartment sink method (sink one is used to wash, sink two is used to rinse, sink three contains a sanitizer, and the dishes are allowed to air dry).
(5) A school-age provider may use the kitchen for actively supervised cooking or food preparation activities with children in care.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.216.055 and 43.216.065. WSR 21-10-035, ยง 110-301-0198, filed 4/27/21, effective 6/1/21.]
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