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55 Pa. Code § 6400.240. Dishwashing.

§ 6400.240. Dishwashing.

 (a)  Utensils used for eating, drinking, preparation and serving of food or drink shall be washed, sanitized and rinsed after each use by a mechanical dishwasher or by a method approved by the Department of Environmental Resources.

 (b)  A mechanical dishwasher shall use hot water temperatures exceeding 140°F in the wash cycle and 180°F in the final rinse cycle or shall be of a chemical sanitizing type approved by the National Sanitation Foundation.

 (c)  A mechanical dishwasher shall be operated in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.


   The provisions of this §  6400.240 amended through January 22, 1982, effective March 1, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 384; amended August 9, 1991, effective November 8, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 3595. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (131382) to (131383).

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