Violation ExplanationOfficial Report Wording, Item #39
Rooms & equipment vented as required. (1 pt.)
PUBLIC HEALTH REASON
Adequate ventilation is very important in maintaining a high level of sanitation in a food establishment. A poorly ventilated kitchen is generally very hot and can contribute to refrigeration not being capable of holding foods at less than 410F. Insect and rodent infestations may occur if doors and windows are left open in an attempt to cool the establishment. Worker hygiene may be effected by sweat dripping into food or onto food contact surfaces, or by contaminating hands when wiping the face. Soiling of walls, ceilings and equipment surfaces with smoke, grease and moisture may also result. Make-up air and exhaust systems may require more frequent repairs. Carbon monoxide can reach dangerous levels if back draft of gas appliances such as water heaters, occurs as a result of inadequate ventilation.
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