Violation ExplanationOfficial Report Wording, Item #17
Warewashing facilities provided with accurate thermometers, chemical test kits and pressure gauge. (1 pt.)
PUBLIC HEALTH REASON
The temperature of the wash and rinse water is a critical factor effecting cleaning and sanitizing of equipment and utensils. It is important that warewashing machines and high-temperature three-compartment warewashing sinks are therefore equipped with accurate thermometers to measure water temperatures. Sanitzer test kits must also be provided and used by food workers to ensure that the concentration of any chemical sanitizers being used are correct. Warewashing machines are required to operate at specific water flow pressures. Water flow pressure can greatly effect how well a dishmachine will sanitize. Low water flow pressure results in inadequate spray patterns and incomplete coverage of the equipment and utensils being washed. Excessive flow pressures will atomize water droplets and again result in incomplete coverage. A pressure gauge installed on the dishmachine’s final rinse line allows workers to monitor the water flow pressure of a dishmachine.
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