Violation ExplanationOfficial Report Wording, Item #23
Non-food contact surfaces clean. (1 pt.)
PUBLIC HEALTH REASON
The surfaces of cabinets, utensil drawers, shelves, and exterior surfaces of refrigerators, hot holding equipment and other nonfood contact surfaces must be cleaned to keep them free of accumulation of food spills, food residues, grease and other soil and debris. The presence of food residue and other debris may provide a suitable environment for the growth of disease-causing microorganisms. Workers may inadvertently transfer this contamination to food. Accumulation of food spills and food residue on nonfood contact surfaces may also be a source of food, causing the harborage of insects, rodents and other pests.
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