Violation ExplanationOfficial Report Wording, Item #24
Clean equipment and utensils properly air dried, stored and properly handled to prevent contamination. (1 pt.)
PUBLIC HEALTH REASON
After washing and saintizing, clean equipment and utensils must be allowed to drain and air-dry before they are stacked and put away. Wet surfaces of equipment and utensils provide an environment that may allow for the growth of microorganisms. Drying equipment and utensils by hand is prohibited. Hand drying of wet equipment and utensils transfers microorganisms from food workers to utensil surfaces. Clean equipment and utensils must be stored off the floor. Pots, pans, glasses must be stored inverted to help protect them from contamination.
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