(a) Wholesale and retail outlets shall not accept delivery of frozen foods whose internal temperature exceeds, or has exceeded, twenty degrees Fahrenheit. After the product has been received it shall be the responsibility of the owner and/ or manager to immediately place the frozen food into a storage area or display case maintaining a temperature of 0 degrees Fahrenheit or below. A temperature of -10 degrees Fahrenheit is recommended.
(b) Extreme care shall be taken in the transportation of frozen foods to ensure that the product does not thaw in transit. The following equipment and procedure, subject to the limitations stated therein, shall be considered as prima facie evidence of compliance with the above requirements, to-wit:
(1) Insulated Containers. Insulated containers may be used for transportation of frozen foods; provided, that the internal temperature of the frozen foods at no time exceeds 20 degrees Fahrenheit. It is recommended that such containers be precooled in the freezer.
(2) Insulated Vehicles. When precooled to as low a temperature as possible, insulated vehicles may be used for transportation of frozen foods; provided, that the internal temperature of the frozen foods at no time exceeds 20 degrees Fahrenheit.
(3) Refrigerated Vehicles. Vehicles which are equipped with refrigerating equipment adequate to maintain the internal temperature of frozen foods at 0 degrees Fahrenheit may be used without any restrictions so long as the equipment is properly operating.
(4) Alternative Equipment. Any other equipment approved by the director of health as adequate to accomplish the purposes of this section may be used.History: Pub. Health Reg. 2, eff 7 Jan 64, Part 1 § 5.