25.0118 Frozen desserts-Facilities for manufacture and sale.

Cite as [A.S.A.C. § 25.0118]

Rules for the manufacture of frozen desserts in soft ice cream freezers, counter freezers, and custard machines:

(a) Freezing and Hardening Units. Each freezing unit and hardening cabinet shall be enclosed in a room containing nothing which does not pertain to the manufacture and storage of frozen desserts and the desserts and the cleaning of equipment used in the manufacture of frozen desserts except that nonalcoholic beverages may be dispensed from a self-contained unit of bottles and sold to the 'consumers in a single- service, nonreturnable container which will not be returned to the freezing room. Each freezing unit and hardening cabinet shall be at least 18 inches from walls unless sealed to wall and floor.

(b) Sale or Dispensing of Other Commodities. The sale of any commodities other than frozen desserts upon any premises where frozen desserts are manufactured is strictly prohibited if such other commodities are in any way processed, mixed, made up, or put together upon the premises. The sale or dispensing of any commodities other than frozen desserts may be permitted from the premises where frozen desserts are manufactured; provided expressly, however, that such other commodities are both received in and upon the premises and sold or dispensed therefrom in sealed containers, and that the contents of such sealed containers are in no way altered while upon the premises. This provision as to commodities in sealed containers shall not permit the storage or stocking up thereof upon the premises, but is strictly limited to a day-to-day operation.

(c) Walls and Ceilings. Walls and ceilings shall be of suitable, smooth, impervious materials which shall have tight joints and be kept clean at all times.

(d) Serving Openings. If serving openings are used, they shall not be more than 18 inches wide and 18 inches high, and there shall not be more than 2 serving openings to the room. Openings shall not be directly in front of the freezer. Other dispensing cabinet openings shall be provided with proper closures.

(e) Lighting. Adequate natural and artificial light shall be provided.

History: Pub. Health Reg. 2, eff 7 Jan 64, Part 2 § 1.