(1) Except as specified in subsection (4) of this section, cleaned equipment, utensils, laundered linens, and single-service and single-use articles must be stored:
(a) In a clean, dry location;
(b) Where they are not exposed to splash, dust, or other contamination; and
(c) At least six inches (15 cm) above the floor.
(2) Clean equipment and utensils must be stored as specified under subsection (1) of this section and must be stored:
(a) In a self-draining position that allows air drying; and
(b) Covered or inverted.
(3) single-service and single-use articles must be stored as specified under subsection (1) of this section and must be kept in the original protective package or stored by using other means that afford protection from contamination until used.
(4) Items that are kept in closed packages may be stored less than six inches (15 cm) above the floor on dollies, pallets, racks, and skids that are designed as specified under WAC 246-215-04268
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050
. WSR 13-03-109, § 246-215-04920, filed 1/17/13, effective 5/1/13.]