Violation ExplanationOfficial Report Wording, Item #23
Non-food contact surfaces clean. (1 pt.)
PUBLIC HEALTH REASON
The surfaces of cabinets, utensil drawers, shelves, the outsides surfaces of refrigerators, hot holding equipment and other nonfood contact surfaces must be cleaned to keep them free of accumulation of food spills, dirt and grease. The presence of food debris or dirt on nonfood contact surfaces may provide a suitable environment for the growth of bacteria. 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 and harborage of insects, rodents, and other pest.
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