(a) "Mobile unit"
is defined as any vehicle on which frozen desserts are manufactured, prepared,
processed or converted and which is used in selling and dispensing frozen
desserts to the consuming public.
Mobile units shall comply with sections
with the exception of those regulations pertaining to manufacturing and
handling rooms, pasteurization and toilet rooms. All mobile units shall be kept
in an orderly and sanitary condition at all times. In addition to said
regulations with which mobile units shall comply, they shall also comply with
the following regulations.
Mobile unit interiors shall be of sufficient size with equipment and fixtures
conveniently located so as to eliminate needless steps for operation of
equipment and serving of customers. A potable water supply tank, having a
minimum capacity of twenty gallons, heated electrically or otherwise and tilted
toward a capped drain cock, shall be provided. The water inlet pipe shall be of
removable flexible copper or other approved tubing with a nozzle for the hose
connection capped when not being used. Hose for connection to a potable water
supply shall be provided and be equipped with an approved vacuum breaker and
check valve. A double compartment sink supplied with running hot and cold water
which shall have a swivel faucet shall be provided and it shall be large enough
to accommodate the largest piece of equipment to be cleansed therein.
(d) A hand wash sink, seamless, with running
hot and cold water, detergent and single service or individual towels, or
mechanical hand dryer, shall be provided.
(e) A suitable waste tank with a capacity at
least equal to that of the water supply tank shall be provided, tilted toward a
drain cock, with an adequate method of gauging the contents. It shall be
emptied and flushed as often as necessary, and in a sanitary manner, in order
to maintain sanitary conditions.
(f) A refrigerated box with mechanical
refrigeration, capable of maintaining a temperature at 40°F. or lower,
shall be provided. It shall be constructed of stainless steel or other
noncorrosive material, properly drained, and of adequate capacity for the
storage of food products.
Floors shall be of metal or similar approved material and properly sloped.
Junctures of floor, wall and adjoining fixtures shall be watertight and
(h) Frozen dessert mix shall
be packaged in containers approved by the commissioner.
(i) The vehicle shall be of sound
construction; that part containing the products, preferably of an acceptable
metal, shall be entirely enclosed and kept in a sanitary condition both inside
and outside at all times. The truck shall be thoroughly and efficiently
insulated, with all openings screened and glass enclosed. The
products-containing compartment of the truck shall have adequate working space
to avoid overcrowding. Floors, walls and ceilings thereof shall be constructed
of an acceptable impervious material; the floors shall be properly drained; the
truck shall be provided with adequate light and ventilation. A metal refuse
container with suitable cover shall be provided inside the vehicle. The outside
of the mobile unit shall be equipped with a suitable waste container for the
depositing of cups, cones, napkins, etc. by patrons. Separation by partition,
self-closing doors excepted, shall be made between the driver's seat and
manufacturing unit unless the vehicle is air-conditioned. Persons handling
frozen desserts or engaged in the manufacture thereof shall be clothed in
white, clean, washable uniforms.
(j) A mobile unit shall be used only for the
manufacture and sale of frozen desserts unless specific exemption is applied
for in writing and granted by the commissioner for the sale by such unit of
other food products. Such permission shall appear on the license granted to
such mobile unit.