a Routine Variance for subsections 61C-4.0101(1) and 61C-4.010(6), Florida Administrative Code, from El Mana #1 located in Ocoee. The above referenced F.A.C. addresses food supplies, food protection, and physical facilities-except as specifically ...  

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    DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION
    Division of Hotels and Restaurants

    RULE NO: RULE TITLE
    61C-4.010: Sanitation and Safety Requirements

    NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT on August 1, 2007, the Division of Hotels and Restaurants received a Petition for a Routine Variance for subsections 61C-4.0101(1) and 61C-4.010(6), Florida Administrative Code, from El Mana #1 located in Ocoee. The above referenced F.A.C. addresses food supplies, food protection, and physical facilities-except as specifically provided in this rule, public food service establishments shall be subject to the provisions of chapter three and chapter six of the FDA Food Code. They are requesting to do open air food service on a Mobile Food Dispensing Vehicle.

    This variance request was approved August 17, 2007, and is contingent upon the Petitioner’s use of open-air steam table properly covered and air curtain operating properly according to manufacturer’s specifications and Section 6-202-15(D)(2), 2001 FDA Food Code, as to expel possible contaminants and vermin. The operating procedures submitted did not mention the installation of an air curtain, but a properly installed air curtain is required before licensing. Approval is also contingent upon Petitioner conducting all re-heating for hot holding at approved commissaries to the proper temperature per Section 3-403.11, 2001 FDA Food Code; and potentially hazardous food is held at proper temperatures according to Section 3-501.16, 2001 FDA Food Code.

    The Petitioner shall strictly adhere to paragraph 61C-4.0161(2)(c), Florida Administrative Code, and report to the commissary at least once daily when operating. All warewashing is to be conducted at the commissary and strict adherence to employee health guidelines as specified in the Section 2-201, 2001 FDA Food Code, are to be followed. Petitioner shall also use a potable water tank and utilize a wastewater holding tank that is at least 15% larger than the potable water holding tank; and sloped to a drain that is 1 inch in inner diameter or greater, equipped with a shut-off valve. Petitioner must receive potable water from an approved source with written documentation provided and sanitize the fresh water and wastewater tanks at least once every 24 hours.

    Copies of the variance and operating procedures are to be present on the MFDV at all times of operation and shall be adhered to as approved by the Division. This variance is not transferable under any conditions. All provisos must be complied prior to final approval and licensing. Any violation of the variance is the equivalent of a violation of the Rule and may result in a rescission of the variance, and subject the Petitioner to disciplinary sanctions as enumerated in Section 509.261, Florida Statutes.

    To obtain a copy of the approved variance you may contact David.Fountain@dbpr.state.fl.us.

Document Information

Contact:
David.Fountain@dbpr.state.fl.us.
Related Rules: (1)
61C-4.010. Sanitation and Safety Requirements