4626.0410 3-501.19 Time As Public Health Control.*


Published: 2015

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4626.0410 3-501.19 TIME AS PUBLIC HEALTH CONTROL.*


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Subpart 1.

Requirements.

Time only, rather than time in conjunction with temperature, may be used as the public health control for a working supply of potentially hazardous food before cooking, or for ready-to-eat potentially hazardous food that is displayed or held for service for immediate consumption, if:

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A.

the food is marked or otherwise identified with the time within which it shall be cooked, served, or discarded;


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B.

when the food that is provided for service and consumption is removed from temperature control, the food:

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(1)

is served or discarded within four hours; and


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(2)

is not removed from time control and returned for use at a later time;



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C.

food in unmarked containers or packages, or for which the time expires, is discarded; and


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D.

written procedures are maintained in the food establishment and made available to the regulatory authority upon request, to ensure compliance with:

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(1)

items A to C; and


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(2)

part 4626.0385 for food that is prepared, cooked, and refrigerated before time is used as a public health control.




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Subp. 2.

Notification.

The food establishment must submit written notification to the regulatory authority of its intention to use the procedures provided under this part prior to implementing the provisions of this part.