15A NCAC 18A .0608       EQUIPMENT CONSTRUCTION

(a)  All pails, skimmers, measures, tanks, tubs, blowers, paddles, and other equipment, which come into contact with shucked shellfish or with ice used for direct cooling of shellfish, shall be made of smooth, non‑corrosive, impervious materials and constructed so as to be easily cleanable and shall be kept clean and in good repair.

(b)  All equipment, including external and internal blower lines and hoses below a point two inches above the overflow level of the tank and blower drain valves, shall be constructed as to be easily cleanable; and there shall be no V‑type threads in the food‑product zone of the blower.

(c)  The blower and skimmer drain shall not be directly connected with the sewer.  There shall be an air gap, approved by the Division, between the blower and skimmer outlets.   A floor drain shall be provided.

(d)  Air‑pump intakes shall be located in a place protected from dirt and other contamination, and shall be equipped with filters.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A‑230;

Eff. February 1, 1987;

Amended Eff. September 1, 1990.