Conn. Agencies Regs. § 21a-58-11 - Depots

Current through March 4, 2022

(a) "Depot" is defined as a building from which mobile units operate and where they are sanitized.
(b) All mobile units shall operate from a depot and shall report to their respective depots for sanitizing at least once a day except those operating exclusively at fairs, outings and carnivals for a short duration.
(1) The walls of the sanitizing area shall be smooth, clean and washable.
(2) There shall be no openings in the walls or at the base of the door, in order to prevent vermin infestation. The floor shall be constructed of cement or other impervious material, provided with a drain, and coved at the junction of the floor and wall.
(3) There shall be adequate light and ventilation provided and the interior and exterior of the structure shall be kept in an orderly and sanitary condition at all times.
(4) A sufficient supply of hot and cold running water shall be provided.
(c) For washing purposes there shall be an adequate sink or sinks, each of which shall be large enough to accommodate the largest piece of equipment to be washed. Sinks shall be provided with drainboards of impervious material other than wood.
(1) A hose and hose connection shall be provided as well as a method of hanging hose for draining to prevent contamination.
(2) A metal pipe-drying rack for utensils shall be provided.
(3) Clothes lockers and metal refuse containers with suitable covers shall be provided.
(4) A physical separation between the truck premises and the area where food is stored shall be required. This separation may be a dwarf partition.
(5) Adequate suitable toilet facilities shall be provided.
(d) A refrigerated box with mechanical refrigeration capable of maintaining a temperature of 40°F. or lower shall be provided for the storage of surplus frozen dessert mix and/or any other perishable commodity. Suitable storage space for nonperishable foods, packaging material, napkins, etc. shall be provided to prevent contamination.
(e) Any change in the location of the depot from which units operate shall be reported to and approved by the commissioner of consumer protection before operations can be instituted at the new depot.
(f) Depots shall be provided with suitable waste disposal facilities. The disposal of liquid wastes shall be to the public sewerage system if available and permitted by local ordinance, or to a properly designed and installed private facility. Private liquid waste treatment facilities shall be approved by the local health director. Waste tanks shall be emptied only into depot facilities.


Conn. Agencies Regs. § 21a-58-11
Effective July 27, 1984

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