Nev. Admin. Code § 446.139 - Protection of food from cross-contamination
Current through August 4, 2021
Food must be protected from cross-contamination by:
NRS 439.200, 446.940
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NAC 446.139 Protection of food from cross-contamination. (NRS 439.200, 446.940) Food must be protected from cross-contamination by:
1. Separating raw animal foods during storage, preparation, holding and display from:
(a) Raw ready-to-eat food, including, without limitation, other raw animal food such as fish for sushi or molluscan shellfish, or other raw ready-to-eat food, including, without limitation, fruits and vegetables; and
(b) Cooked ready-to-eat food.
2. Except when combined as ingredients, separating types of raw animal foods from each other, including, without limitation, beef, fish, lamb, pork and poultry during storage, preparation, holding and display by:
(a) Using separate equipment for each type of raw animal food or arranging each type of raw animal food in equipment so that cross-contamination of one type with another is prevented; and
(b) Preparing each type of raw animal food at different times or in separate areas.
3. Cleaning and sanitizing equipment and utensils as approved.
4. Storing the food in packages, covered containers or wrappings. This subsection does not apply to:
(a) Whole, uncut, raw fruits and vegetables and nuts in the shell that require peeling or hulling before consumption;
(b) Primal cuts, quarters or sides of raw meat or slab bacon that are hung on clean, sanitized hooks or placed on clean, sanitized racks;
(c) Whole, uncut processed meats, including, without limitation, country hams and smoked or cured sausages that are placed on clean, sanitized racks;
(d) Food being cooled in an approved manner; or
5. Cleaning hermetically sealed containers of food before opening.
6. Protecting food containers that are received packaged together in a case or overwrap from cuts when the case or overwrap is opened.
7. Storing damaged, spoiled or recalled food being held in the food establishment in an area designated for that purpose pending proper disposition, unless such food is disposed of under the supervision of the health authority. These foods may not be allowed to contaminate other items.
8. Separating fruits and vegetables, before they are washed, from ready-to-eat food.
9. Storing or displaying frozen, commercially processed and packaged raw animal food with or above frozen, commercially processed and packaged ready-to-eat food.
(Added to NAC by Bd. of Health by R069-10, eff. 12-18-2013)