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PDFWAC 246-215-08400

FrequencyEstablishing inspection interval (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 time/temperature control for safety 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 21-01-122, § 246-215-08400, filed 12/15/20, effective 3/1/22; WSR 13-03-109, § 246-215-08400, filed 1/17/13, effective 5/1/13.]
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