Violation ExplanationOfficial Report Wording, Item #08:
Food protected from contamination; covered, off floors, raw meats stored below cooked and ready to eat foods. (2 pts.)
PUBLIC HEALTH REASON
Disease-causing organisms can contaminate and/or grow in food that is not stored properly. Drips from condensation and drafts of unfiltered air can be sources of microbial contamination for stored foods. Shoes carry contamination onto the floors of food preparation and storage areas. Raw meats and poultry can contaminate cooked and ready to eat foods if stored above these ready to eat items. Even trace amounts of refuse or wastes present in toilet rooms, rooms used for dressing, storing garbage or tools, or rooms housing machinery can become sources of food contamination.
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