Violation ExplanationOfficial Report Wording, Item #07:
Re-service and cross contamination:
1. Unwrapped & potentially hazardous foods not re-served. No self service of raw animal foods. (20 pts.)
2. Cross contamination from equipment, produce washed. (20 pts.)
PUBLIC HEALTH REASON
1. Re-service of food can serve as a means to transmit disease-causing agents from one person to another. Potentially hazardous foods such as milk, cream, appetizers, rice, etc. taken to a consumerís table for service are subject to contamination and temperature abuse. Unwrapped non-potentially hazardous foods such as bread, rolls, salads, etc. are also subject to contamination from customers when served. Raw foods of animal origin can contain high levels of disease-causing bacteria. If these foods are offered for customer: self service cross contamination of other foods stored in the same display is likely to occur.
2 . Disease-causing bacteria can be transferred to food from utensils that have been stored on surfaces which have not been cleaned and sanitized. Equipment such as meat grinders can transfer disease-causing bacteria from one animal species to another if not cleaned and sanitized between different species. Some disease-causing microorganisms survive outside the body for considerable periods of time. Food that comes into contact directly or indirectly with surfaces that are not clean and sanitized is liable to such contamination.
Disease-causing organisms and chemicals may be present on the exterior surfaces of raw fruits and vegetables. Washing removes a large amount of the organisms and/or chemicals present. A separate food preparation sink with running water, and which is indirectly drained to the sewer is required in all establishments that serve raw fruits and vegetables.
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