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In-Use Utensils, Between-Use Storage.
This code is a non-critical code.
During pauses in food preparation or dispensing, food preparation and dispensing utensils shall be stored: (A) Except as specified under ¶ (B) of this section, in the food with their handles above the top of the food and the container; (B) In food that is not potentially hazardous with their handles above the top of the food within containers or equipment that can be closed, such as bins of sugar, flour, or cinnamon; (C) On a clean portion of the food preparation table or cooking equipment only if the in-use utensil and the food-contact surface of the food preparation table or cooking equipment are cleaned and sanitized at a frequency specified under §§ 4-602 .11 and 4-702.11; (D) In running water of sufficient velocity to flush particulates to the drain, if used with moist food such as ice cream or mashed potatoes; (E) In a clean, protected location if the utensils, such as ice scoops, are used only with a food that is not potentially hazardous; or (F) In a container of water if the water is maintained at a temperature of at least 60°C (140°F) and the container is cleaned at a frequency specified under Subparagraph 4-602.11(D)(7).
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