61C-1.001. Definitions  

Effective on Friday, November 1, 2019
  • 1Except when otherwise defined in this rule, the definitions provided in paragraph 1-201.10(B), Food Code, 2017 17Recommendations of the United States Public Health Service/Food and Drug Administration; 28shall apply to Chapters 61C-1, 61C-3 and 61C-4, F.A.C. In addition, the following definitions apply to Chapters 61C-1, 61C-3 and 61C-4, F.A.C.

    50(1) Adulterated – As provided in Section 57500.10, F.S.

    59(2) Air curtain – A mechanical device which produces a controlled plane of moving air at a minimum velocity of 500 feet per minute across the opening protected and directed so as to prevent the entrance of flying insects and other airborne contaminants.

    102(3) Air gap – The unobstructed vertical distance, through the free atmosphere, between the lowest opening from any pipe or faucet supplying water to a tank, plumbing fixture, or other device and the flood-level rim of the receptacle, or the lowest opening from any waste outlet pipe and the flood-level rim of the receptacle. For a drainage system, the term also means an air break, which is the unobstructed horizontal distance through the free atmosphere, between the outer surfaces of any waste outlet pipe and the inner surfaces of the plumbing device into which it is discharging.

    199(4) Approved – Acceptable to the division following a determination as to conformance with appropriate sanitation and safety standards and good public health practice.

    223(5) Basic Item – An item defined in the Food Code as a Core Item.

    238(6) Bedding accommodations – This term includes a mattress, box spring, bed frame, pillows and bed linens. This term includes various sizes and types of conventional beds, sleeper type couches, rollaway or folding type beds, and baby cribs.

    276(7) Closed – Free of openings larger than 1/32 of an inch.

    288(8) Commissary – 291A public food service establishment licensed by the division or a food establishment permitted by the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, which is utilized by a mobile food dispensing vehicle for the purpose of providing all required support services, including potable water and wastewater disposal that are not available on the mobile food dispensing vehicle.

    347(9) Condiment – Any food such as ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard, relish, or any other seasoning that is used to enhance the flavor of other food.

    372(10) Director – The director of the Division of Hotels and Restaurants appointed pursuant to Section 38820.165(3), F.S., 390or the director’s designee, as the context permits.

    398(11) Fixed food establishment – A public food service establishment which operates at a specific location and is permanently connected to electrical, water, and sewage disposal systems.

    425(12) Food Code – This term as used in Chapters 61C-1, 61C-3 and 61C-4, F.A.C., means paragraph 1-201.10(B), sections 2-101.11, 2-102.11, 2-102.20(A), 2-103.11, 2-2, 2-3, 2-4, 2-5, Chapter 3, Chapter 4, Chapter 5, Chapter 6, Chapter 7, and sections 8-103.10, 8-103.11, 8-103.12, 8-201.13, 8-201.14, 8-304.11(C), 8-304.11(D), 8-404.11, and 8-404.12 of the Food Code, 2017 479Recommendations of the United States Public Health Service/Food and Drug Administration 490including 491Annex 3: Public Health Reasons/Administrative Guidelines; Annex 5: Conducting Risk-based Inspections 502(503https://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-11219505), herein adopted by reference. A copy of the Food Code, as adopted by the division, is available on the division’s Internet website 528www.myfloridalicense.com/DBPR/hotels-restaurants529. A copy of the entire Food Code is available on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Internet website, https://www.fda.gov.

    549(13) Food establishment – As utilized in the Food Code, this term shall apply to public lodging establishments and food service establishments as defined in Chapter 509, F.S., according to the context of the applicable rule language.

    586(14) Garbage – Food waste generated on premises that is not disposed of through the sewage disposal system. The term also includes solid waste such as discarded containers or wrappers that are contaminated with food waste.

    622(15) High Priority Item – An item defined in the Food Code as a Priority Item.

    638(16) Hot water – Hot water means a water temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or above.

    654(17) Intermediate Item – An item defined in the Food Code as a Priority Foundation Item.

    670(18) Manager – An individual who has direct authority, control or supervision over employees engaged in the storage, preparation, display and serving of food to the public.

    697(19) Misbranded – As provided in Section 704500.11, F.S.

    706(20) Owner – A person, firm or corporation who, or which, owns or controls the premises.

    722(21) Potable water – Water satisfactory for drinking, culinary, and domestic purposes meeting quality standards of Chapters 62-550 and 62-555, F.A.C.

    743(22) Premises – The public food service or lodging establishment and the contiguous land or property under the control of the operator. The property may include all yards, alleys, driveways, sidewalks, and other exterior portions of the licensed premises.

    782(23) Railway – Either a railing or a guardrail system of building components located near the open sides of elevated walking surfaces.

    804(24) Remodel – To make any change to an existing public food service establishment which affects the sanitation or safety of the establishment.

    827(25) Self-sufficient mobile food dispensing vehicle – A public food service establishment classified as a mobile food dispensing vehicle that contains, as part of the vehicle, a three compartment sink for washing, rinsing, and sanitizing equipment and utensils; a separate handwash sink; adequate refrigeration and storage capacity; full provision of power utilities including electrical, LP gas, or a portable power generation unit; a potable water holding tank; and a liquid waste disposal system in accordance with Subparts 5-3 and 5-4 of the Food Code.

    911(26) Sewage – Any liquid waste containing chemicals or animal, mineral, or vegetable matter, or liquid waste from sinks, bathroom facilities, grinders, garbage containers, dishwashing machines, floor drains, floor washing, or handwashing facilities.

    944(27) Stairway – One or more flights of stairs or steps, either interior or exterior, and the landings, platforms, or other supporting structures necessary to connect separate levels in order to form a continuous passage from one level to another in a building structure.

    988(28) Temporary food service event – Any event of 30 or fewer consecutive days in duration, advertised and recognized in the community, where food is prepared, served, or sold to the general public.

    1021(29) Wholesome – Food which is in sound condition, clean, free from adulteration and otherwise suitable for human consumption.

    1040Rulemaking Authority 1042509.032 FS. 1044Law Implemented 1046509.032 FS. 1048History–Amended 9-20-63, 3-21-64, 1-7-70, Revised 2-4-71, Amended 10-18-71, 11-17-73, 12-18-74, 12-5-82, Formerly 7C-1.01, Amended 9-10-89, 12-31-90, 2-27-92, 11-4-92, Formerly 7C-1.001, Amended 3-31-94, 10-9-95, 9-25-96, 1-1-98, 12-6-00, 2-27-05, 8-12-08, 6-26-12, 1-1-13, 3-6-16, 11-1-19.