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PDFWAC 246-215-03369

Preventing contamination by consumersConsumer self-service operations (FDA Food Code 3-306.13).

(1) Raw unpackaged animal food such as beef, lamb, pork, poultry, and fish may not be offered for consumer self-service. This subsection does not apply to:
(a) consumer self-service of ready-to-eat foods at buffets or salad bars that serve foods such as sushi or raw shellfish;
(b) Ready-to-cook individual portions for cooking and immediate consumption on the premises such as consumer-cooked meats or consumer-selected ingredients for Mongolian barbecue; or
(c) Raw, frozen shrimp, lobster, finfish, calamari, or adductor muscle of scallop; or frozen, breaded seafood.
(2) consumer self-service operations for ready-to-eatfoods must be provided with suitable utensils or effective dispensing methods that protect the food from contamination.
(3) consumer self-service operations such as buffets and salad bars must be monitored by food employees trained in safe operating procedures.
(4) Containers for display and service of ready-to-eat, unpackaged, bulk foods for consumer self-service must have a consumer access point at least 30 inches above floor level, except for approved containers of liquids.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050 and 43.20.145. WSR 21-01-122, § 246-215-03369, filed 12/15/20, effective 3/1/22; WSR 13-03-109, § 246-215-03369, filed 1/17/13, effective 5/1/13.]
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