Effective on Monday, March 16, 2020
  • 1For the purpose of this rule chapter, the definitions in Section 12500.03, F.S., 14and the following shall apply.

    19(1) Candy is a type of confectionery that does not require refrigeration. Candy includes hard candies such as lollipops, chocolates, chocolate or sugar covered fruits or nuts, caramels, toffees or similar sugar-based foods customarily eaten as snack foods.

    57(2) Confectionery mean sweet foods such as candy, chewing gum, or similar foods made primarily of sugar or sugar substitutes. Confectionery does not include baked goods where flour is the main ingredient such as cakes, cookies, or frozen desserts.

    96(3) Commissary means a support service location for a Mobile Food Establishment that meets all applicable requirements of Chapter 500, F.S., and Chapter 5K-4, F.A.C.

    121(4) Distribution means the transfer of food from one business to another, or from one business location to another.

    140(5) Ice means food that is formed from water by freezing to a solid state that is intended for human consumption or offered for other use by the consumer.

    169(6) Ice Vending Machine means a Food Establishment that is a self-serving device that, upon insertion of a coin or token or 191upon receipt of payment by any means, dispenses a bag or a bulk service of ice to a customer.

    210(7) Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) means 216the maximum permissible level of a contaminant as set forth in Rule 64E-8229.006, 230F.A.C., and Rule Chapter 62-550, F.A.C.

    236(8) Mobile Food Establishments are Food Establishments that are self-propelled or otherwise moveable from place to place such as a truck, trailer, or similar self-propelled conveyance or 263non-permanent kiosk or table where pre-packaged food products are sold.

    273(9) Potentially Hazardous Food/Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food (PHF/TCS) means food that requires time/temperature control for safety (TCS) to limit pathogenic microorganism growth or toxin formation.

    299(10) Potable Water means water that meets the quality standards of Chapter 62-550, F.A.C., and is satisfactory for drinking, culinary, and domestic purposes.

    322(11) Production Batch of Sprouts 327means all sprouts that are started at the same time in a single growing unit (343e.g., 344a single drum or bin, or a single rack of trays that are connected to each other), whether the sprouts are grown from a single lot of seed (including, for example, when multiple types of seeds are grown in a single growing unit).

    387(12) Processing means Manufacturing/processing as defined in 39421 CFR 1.227 397as adopted by reference in Rule 4035K-4.002, 404F.A.C., unless otherwise specified in this rule chapter.

    412(13) Retail Food Establishment means an establishment that sells food products directly to consumers as its primary function.

    430(14) Water Vending Machine means a self-service device that, upon insertion of a coin or token or upon receipt of payment by any means, dispenses a serving of water into a 461container.

    462(15) Wholesale Food Establishment means an establishment whose sales of food products directly to consumers is not its primary function.

    482Rulemaking Authorit484y 485500.09, 486570.07(23) FS. 488Law Implemented 490381.0062, 491500.03, 492500.10, 493500.12, 494500.147, 495500.459, 496500.511 FS. 498History‒New 3-16-20.