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AB-2317 Food facilities: sanitization.(2011-2012)

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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2011–2012 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 2317


Introduced  by  Assembly Member Bill Berryhill

February 24, 2012


An act to amend Section 114099.6 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to food.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2317, as introduced, Bill Berryhill. Food facilities: sanitization.
Existing law, the California Retail Food Code, requires all food facilities in which food is prepared or in which multiservice utensils and equipment are used to provide manual methods to effectively clean and sanitize utensils, as specified. Existing law requires manual sanitization to be accomplished in a number of prescribed ways, including the application of sanitizing chemicals by immersion, manual swabbing, or brushing, using specified solutions. A violation of these provisions is a misdemeanor.
This bill would authorize manual sanitization to be accomplished by immersion, manual swabbing, or brushing, using a solution of 0.5 ppm ozone for at least 30 seconds. By expanding the definition of a crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YES  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 114099.6 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

114099.6.
 Manual sanitization shall be accomplished in the final sanitizing rinse by one of the following:
(a) Immersion for at least 30 seconds where the water temperature is maintained at 171°F or above.
(b) The application of sanitizing chemicals by immersion, manual swabbing, or brushing, using one of the following solutions:
(1) Contact with a solution of 100 ppm available chlorine solution for at least 30 seconds.
(2) Contact with a solution of 25 ppm available iodine for at least one minute.
(3) Contact with a solution of 200 ppm quaternary ammonium for at least one minute.
(4) Contact with a solution of 0.5 ppm ozone for at least 30 seconds.

(4)

(5) Contact with any chemical sanitizer that meets the requirements of Section 180.940 of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations when used in accordance with the manufacturer’s use directions.
(c) Other methods approved by the enforcement agency.

SEC. 2.

 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.