Violation ExplanationOfficial Report Wording, Item #22
Cutting boards, work counters, slicers, grinders, utensils and other food contact surfaces clean. (2 pts.)
PUBLIC HEALTH REASON
Food contact surfaces must be maintained clean. Soiled surfaces promote bacterial growth causing biofilms which release disease-causing microorganisms.
During manual warewashing of equipment and utensils, all soaps and abrasive detergents must be rinsed from food contact surfaces so sanitizing agents can be properly applied and be effective.
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