Proposed SEC 507.19(g) would recommend that cleaned and sanitized portable equipment with animal food-contact surfaces be stored in a place and in a way that would protect any animal-food contact surfaces from contamination. As discussed in section IX.C,
In SEC 507.20(a), the Agency is proposing that the plant's water supply be sufficient for the operations intended and derived from an adequate source. Any water that contacts animal food, animal food-contact surfaces, or animal food-packaging materials would need to be safe and of adequate sanitary quality. For example, steam added to animal food during the pelleting process would be required to be from a water source that is not contaminated with chemicals, such as petroleum, or pesticides. Running water at a suitable temperature and pressure would need to 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.
Proposed SEC 507.20(b) would require that plumbing in the plant 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) ensure 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.
Proposed SEC 507.20(c) would require that sewage be disposed of through an adequate sewerage system or through other adequate means.
FDA is proposing in
Sanitary facilities and controls are similarly addressed in PAS 222 in sections 5.2 (water supply), 6.2 (containers for waste), 6.3 (waste management and removal), 6.4 (drains and drainage), and 13.2 (personnel hygiene facilities) (Ref. 44). Water supply, cleaning facilities, waste, and drains are also covered in the Codex animal food CGMPs (Ref. 43). Many of the requirements in the proposed CGMPs follow closely to the PAS and CODEX provisions.
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