Notice of Variances and Waivers
Rule No.: RULE TITLE61C-4.010
: Sanitation and Safety Requirements
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on November 30, 2010, the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Division of Hotels and Restaurants has issued an order.
The Department received a Petition for a Routine Variance on November 2, 2010 for paragraph 61C-1.004(1)(a), Florida Administrative Code and Section 5-203.13, 2001 FDA Food Code, Paragraph 4-301.12(A), 2001 FDA Food Code and subsection 61C-4.010(5), Florida Administrative Code, from Subway, Fort Myers, FL. The above referenced F.A.C. addresses the requirements that at least one service sink is provided for the cleaning of mops or similar cleaning tools and the disposal of mop water and that dishwashing facilities for manually washing, rinsing and sanitizing equipment and utensils are provided. They are requesting to utilize a mopsink and dishwashing facility located within another establishment.
The initial petition was published in Vol. 36, No. 46 on 11/19/10. After a complete review of the variance request, the Division finds that the application of this rule will create a financial hardship to the food service establishment. Furthermore, the Division finds that the Petitioner meets the burden of demonstrating that the underlying statute has been achieved by the Petitioner ensuring the dishwashing facility and mop sink located within Gulf Coast Medical Center Kitchen are maintained in a clean and sanitary manner and provided with hot and cold running water under pressure and are available during all hours of operation. If the hours of operation or ownership of Gulf Coast Medical Center Kitchen changes, an updated signed agreement for use of the dishwashing facility and mop sink is required immediately.
A copy of the Order may be obtained by contacting: Lydia.Gonzalez@dbpr.state.fl.us, Division of Hotels and Restaurants, 1940 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1011.