(1) Except as specified in subsection (2) of this section, and except for whole, raw fruits and vegetables that are intended for washing by the consumer before consumption, raw fruits and vegetables must be thoroughly rinsed under running water to remove soil and other contaminants after any soaking and before being cut, combined with other ingredients, cooked, served, or offered for human consumption in ready-to-eat form.
(2) Raw fruits and vegetables may be washed by using chemicals as specified under WAC 246-215-07225
(3) For the purposes of this section, raw vegetables include fresh herbs and sprouts.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050
. WSR 13-03-109, § 246-215-03318, filed 1/17/13, effective 5/1/13.]