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TITLE 25HEALTH SERVICES
PART 1DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES
CHAPTER 228RETAIL FOOD
SUBCHAPTER FPHYSICAL FACILITIES
RULE §228.177Lighting Intensity

The light intensity shall be:

  (1) at least 108 lux (10 foot candles) at a distance of 75 cm (30 inches) above the floor, in walk-in refrigeration units and dry food storage areas and in other areas and rooms during periods of cleaning;

  (2) at least 215 lux (20 foot candles):

    (A) at a surface where food is provided for consumer self-service such as buffets and salad bars or where fresh produce or packaged foods are sold or offered for consumption;

    (B) inside equipment such as reach-in and under-counter refrigerators;

    (C) at a distance of 75 cm (30 inches) above the floor in areas used for handwashing, warewashing, and equipment and utensil storage, and in toilet rooms; and

  (3) at least 540 lux (50 foot candles) at a surface where a food employee is working with food or working with utensils or equipment such as knives, slicers, grinders, or saws where employee safety is a factor.


Source Note: The provisions of this §228.177 adopted to be effective October 11, 2015, 40 TexReg 6901

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