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Rule 3717-1-08.3 | Special requirements: bulk water machine criteria.


[Comment: For publication dates of the C.F.R. referenced in this rule, see paragraph (B)(15)(b) of rule 3717-1-01 of the Administrative Code.]

(A) Water dispensed from a bulk water machine shall meet the quality standards specified in 21 C.F.R. 165, Subpart B.

(B) Bulk water machines shall be connected to an approved water supply.

(C) Bulk water machines shall be in compliance with the construction and performance standards set forth in paragraph (KK) of rule 3717-1-04.1 of the Administrative Code and shall be maintained to those standards.

(D) All water processed through a bulk water machine shall be disinfected as the last treatment step prior to being dispensed.

(E) Bulk water machines shall be equipped with monitoring devices designed to shut down operation of the machine when the disinfection unit fails to function.

(F) Bulk water machines shall be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition.

(G) Bulk water machines shall be located in an area that can be maintained in a clean condition and in a manner that avoids insect and rodent harborage.

(H) The water dispensed from bulk water machines shall be sampled at least semi-annually for coliform bacteria. Sample results shall be retained at the food service operation or retail food establishment for review by the licensor.

Last updated June 21, 2024 at 4:48 PM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 3717.04, 3717.05
Amplifies: 3717.04, 3717.05
Five Year Review Date: 1/28/2024
Prior Effective Dates: 3/1/2001, 3/1/2009