Anyone slaughtering, preparing and selling poultry covered by this chapter must:
(1) Wear clean and adequate clothing.
"Clean and adequate" means that the clothing must be:
(a) Clean at the start of the slaughter-preparation-sale process; and
(b) Changed when the clothing becomes soiled when contamination of the raw whole poultry, any process work surface, the equipment used to chill slaughtered poultry or the bags used to transport poultry that are sold becomes imminent; and
(c) Suitable to the specific part of the process (slaughter, preparation or sale).
(2) Remove hand jewelry that cannot be adequately sanitized during periods when carcasses are handled by hand. If such hand jewelry cannot be removed, impermeable or disposable gloves must be worn.
(3) Maintain gloves, if they are used in processing, in an intact, clean, and sanitary condition. The gloves should be of an impermeable material.
(4) Clean and effective hair restraints, such as hairnets or beard nets are not required, but hats, caps, scarves or other head covers are recommended to prevent contamination of the whole raw poultry being slaughtered, prepared and sold.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 69.07.103
, chapters 69.07
RCW, and 2009 c 114. WSR 09-16-035, § 16-170-100, filed 7/28/09, effective 8/28/09. Statutory Authority: 2003 c 397 and chapters 69.07
RCW. WSR 04-08-062, § 16-170-100, filed 4/5/04, effective 5/6/04.]