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If you’re building a new establishment or a change of ownership, then an external grease interceptor may be required. In some cases an internal grease trap may be allowed when approved by the Department of Public Services. Please contact Frank Brancely at FJB@portlandmaine.gov and 874-8846.
An air gap between the water supply inlet and the flood level rim of the Plumbing Fixture, Equipment, or non-Food Equipment shall be at least twice the diameter of the water supply inlet and may not be less than 25 mm (1 inch).
-Approved commercially available appliance.
-More than 10 feet from any structure or overhang.
-Provided with an approved spark arrester, screen or door.
-Overhead food protection from contamination.
Chapter 11 – Food and Food Handlers, City of Portland -http://www.portlandmaine.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/1075
State of Maine Food Code, 2013 -http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/environmental-health/el/site-files/rules/Food%20Code%20October%202013..pdf
(E) Except when dry cleaning methods are used as specified under §4-603.11, surfaces of Utensils and Equipment contacting Food that is not Potentially Hazardous Food (Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food) shall be cleaned: 4) In Equipment, such as ice bins and Beverage dispensing nozzles, and enclosed components of Equipment, such as ice makers, cooking oil storage tanks and distribution lines, Beverage and syrup dispensing lines or tubes, coffee bean grinders, and water vending Equipment:
(a) At a frequency specified by the manufacturer, or
(b) Absent manufacturer specifications, at a frequency necessary to preclude accumulation of soil or mold.
We would visually inspect the lines for mold and require them to be cleaned if necessary.