(f) Non-animal food-contact surfaces of equipment used in the operation of an animal food plant should be cleaned in a manner and as frequently as necessary to protect against contamination of animal food, animal food-contact surfaces, and animal food-packaging materials.
(g) Cleaned and sanitized portable equipment with animal food-contact surfaces and utensils should be stored in a location and manner that protects animal food-contact surfaces from contamination.
SEC 507.20 Sanitary facilities and controls.
(a) The water supply must be sufficient for the operations intended and must be derived from an adequate source. Any water that contacts animal food, animal food-contact surfaces, or animal food-packaging materials must be safe and of adequate sanitary quality. Running water at a suitable temperature, and under pressure as needed, must be provided in all areas where required for the processing of animal food, for the cleaning of equipment, utensils, and animal food-packaging materials, or for employee sanitary facilities.
(b) Plumbing must be of adequate size and design and adequately installed and maintained to:
(1) Carry sufficient quantities of water to required locations throughout the plant;
(2) Properly convey sewage and liquid disposable waste from the plant;
(3) Avoid constituting a source of contamination to animal food, water supplies, equipment, or utensils or creating an unsanitary condition;
(4) Provide adequate floor drainage in all areas where floors are subject to flooding-type cleaning or where normal operations release or discharge water or other liquid waste on the floor; and
(5) Provide that there is not backflow from, or cross-connection between, piping systems that discharge waste water or sewage and piping systems that carry water for animal food or animal food manufacturing.
(c) Sewage must be disposed of through an adequate sewerage system or through other adequate means.
(d) Each plant must provide its employees with adequate, readily accessible toilet facilities. Toilet facilities must be kept clean and must not be a potential source of contamination of animal food, animal food-contact surfaces, or animal food-packaging materials.
(e) Each plant must provide hand-washing facilities designed to ensure that an employee's hands are not a source of contamination of animal food, animal food-contact surfaces, or animal food-packaging materials, by providing facilities that are adequate, convenient, and furnish running water at a suitable temperature.
(f) Rubbish must be conveyed, stored, and disposed of in a way to minimize the development of odor, minimize the potential for the waste becoming an attractant and harborage or breeding place for pests, and protect against contamination of animal food, animal food-contact surfaces, animal food-packaging materials, water supplies, and ground surfaces.
SEC 507.22 Equipment and utensils.
(a)(1) All plant equipment and utensils must be designed and of such material and workmanship to be adequately cleanable, and must be properly maintained;
(2) The design, construction, and use of equipment and utensils must preclude the adulteration of animal food with lubricants, fuel, metal fragments, contaminated water, or any other contaminants;
(3) All equipment should be installed and maintained in such a way to facilitate the cleaning of the equipment and all adjacent spaces;
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