Violation ExplanationOfficial Report Wording, Item #42
Premises clean, maintained and free of unnecessary articles. Maintenance equipment properly stored. (1 pt.)
PUBLIC HEALTH REASON
The premises in and around a food establishment must be maintained in an orderly fashion to prevent attracting and harboring rodents and insects. Premises must be free of litter and the accumulation of unnecessary articles, including old unused equipment. Some items not necessary for the daily operation of the establishment can be stored on premise, but must be stored in an orderly fashion to prevent contamination and to permit cleaning of storage areas. Brooms, mops, vacuums cleaners, and other maintenance equipment can contribute to the contamination of food and food contact surfaces. These items must also be stored in a manner that prevents contamination and does not lead to harborage and breeding of rodents and insects.
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