02 NCAC 52I .0103            BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS

(a)  There shall be no access openings directly from the raw materials department to the cooked material department.

(b)  Floor surfaces shall be graded and constructed so as to provide drainage away from the cooked material room. Drainage outlets shall be of sufficient size to properly carry off all waste and fluids. Disposal lines shall have adequate clean‑out arrangements. A grease trap shall be installed between intake and final effluent outlet on each drainage or sewer line carrying waste and/or fluids containing grease.

(c)  Live steam or hot water shall be available in ample supply for washing and sterilizing walls, floors, platforms, raw material containers and/or equipment, and vehicle bodies.

(d)  Ground or premises of rendering plants shall be surfaced with concrete or other impervious material where there is possibility of contamination, by seepage or otherwise, from blood, raw material or truck wash water.

(e)  Underground drainage shall be provided where necessary on the premises to prevent puddling of fluids produced through operations.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 106‑168.8; 106‑168.12;

Eff. April 1, 1984;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. March 26, 2017.