3717-1-20 Existing facilities and equipment.

(A) Food service operations and retail food establishments in operation prior to March 1, 2001 may continue to use existing facilities and equipment that:

(1) Are in good repair and can be maintained in a sanitary condition;

(2) Have food contact surfaces that comply with the requirements of this chapter;

(3) Have cooling, heating, and holding capacities that comply with the requirements of this chapter; and

(4) Do not constitute a public health hazard or public nuisance.

(B) Existing facilities and equipment shall be replaced with equipment and facilities meeting the requirements of this chapter when any of the following occur:

(1) They no longer comply with the requirements of paragraphs (A)(1) to (A)(4) of this rule;

(2) They no longer comply with the criteria upon which they were originally approved; or

(3) The food service operation or retail food establishment changes ownership.

Effective: 03/01/2009
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/21/2008 and 03/01/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3717.05
Rule Amplifies: 3717.05
Prior Effective Dates: 3/1/2001, 3/1/05