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TITLE 25HEALTH SERVICES
PART 1DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES
CHAPTER 228RETAIL FOOD
SUBCHAPTER FPHYSICAL FACILITIES
RULE §228.175Handwashing Sinks

(a) Minimum number. Handwashing sinks shall be provided as specified in §228.147(a)(1) - (3) of this title.

(b) Handwashing cleanser, availability. Each handwashing sink or group of 2 adjacent sinks shall be provided with a supply of hand cleaning liquid, powder, or bar soap.Pf

(c) Hand drying provision. Each handwashing sink or group of adjacent sinks shall be provided with:

  (1) individual, disposable towels;Pf

  (2) a continuous towel system that supplies the user with a clean towel;Pf

  (3) a heated-air hand drying device; Pf or

  (4) a hand drying device that employs an air-knife system that delivers high velocity, pressurized air at ambient temperatures.Pf

(d) Handwashing aids and devices, use restrictions. A sink used for food preparation or utensil washing, or a service sink or curbed cleaning facility used for the disposal of mop water or similar wastes, may not be provided with the handwashing aids and devices required for a handwashing sink as specified in subsections (b) and (c) of this section and §228.152(g)(3) of this title.

(e) Handwashing signage. A sign or poster that notifies food employees to wash their hands shall be provided at all handwashing sinks used by food employees and shall be clearly visible to food employees.

(f) Disposable towels, waste receptacle. A handwashing sink or group of adjacent sinks that is provided with disposable towels shall be provided with a waste receptacle as specified in §228.152(g)(3) of this title.


Source Note: The provisions of this §228.175 adopted to be effective October 11, 2015, 40 TexReg 6901

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