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PDFWAC 246-215-04400

LocationEquipment, clothes washers and dryers, and storage cabinets, contamination prevention (FDA Food Code 4-401.11).

(1) Except as specified in subsection (2) of this section, equipment, a cabinet used for the storage of food, or a cabinet that is used to store cleaned and sanitized equipment, utensils, laundered linens, and single-service and single-use articles may not be located:
(a) In locker rooms;
(b) In toilet rooms;
(c) In garbage rooms;
(d) In mechanical rooms;
(e) Under sewer lines that are not shielded to intercept potential drips;
(f) Under leaking water lines including automatic fire sprinkler heads or under lines on which water has condensed;
(g) Under open stairwells; or
(h) Under other sources of contamination.
(2) A storage cabinet used for linens or single-service or single-use articles may be stored in a locker room.
(3) If a mechanical clothes washer or dryer is provided, it must be located so that the washer or dryer is protected from contamination and only where there is no exposed food; clean equipment, utensils, and linens; and unwrapped single-service and single-use articles.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050 and 43.20.145. WSR 21-01-122, § 246-215-04400, filed 12/15/20, effective 3/1/22; WSR 13-03-109, § 246-215-04400, filed 1/17/13, effective 5/1/13.]
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