Restaurant Inspection Database

Violation Explanation

Official Report Wording, Item #25

Single service articles properly stored, dispensed and used. (1 pt.)

PUBLIC HEALTH REASON

Single service items such as paper cups, napkins, straws, plastic “to-go” food containers and plastic tableware, must be stored and dispensed in a manner that protects these items from contamination. Single service items must be stored off the floor and covered. Storage of single service items in restrooms, under unprotected sewer lines and under unfinished stairs, is prohibited. Dispensers can be used to protect these items when in service. Single service items such as tableware may be prewrapped, or provided in a dispenser that presents the utensil handle to the server or consumer. Paper towels required at handwashing must be in a dispenser to help protect the towels from contamination.

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