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Chapter 196

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  196.195.  Contents of places and utensils used must be protected. — 1.  The floors, sidewalks, ceilings, lockers, closets, furniture, receptacles, implements and machinery of every establishment or place where food is manufactured, packed, stored, sold or distributed, and all cars, trucks and vehicles used in the transportation of food products, shall at no time be kept in an unclean, unhealthy or insanitary condition, and for the purpose of sections 196.190 to 196.265, unclean, unhealthful and insanitary conditions shall be deemed to exist:

  (1)  If food in the process of manufacture, preparation, packing, storing, sale, distribution or transportation is not securely protected from flies, dust, dirt and, as far as may be necessary, by all reasonable means from all other foreign or injurious contamination; and

  (2)  If the refuse, dirt and waste products, subject to decomposition and fermentation, incident to the manufacture, preparation, packing, storing, selling, distributing and transporting of food, are not removed daily; and

  (3)  If all trucks, trays, boxes, baskets, buckets and other receptacles, chutes, platforms, racks, tables, troughs, shelves and all knives, saws, cleavers and other utensils, and machinery used in moving, handling, cutting, chopping, mixing, canning and all other processes are not fairly cleaned daily; and

  (4)  If the clothing of operatives, employees, clerks or other persons therein employed is unclean.

  2.  The placing of vinegar or other liquid, used as food or drink, in open vessels without covering the same is forbidden.  The use of secondhand bottles for vinegar or other liquids, used as food or drink, is forbidden unless the same are first sterilized with live steam.

  3.  The sidewalk display of food products is prohibited unless such products are enclosed in a showcase or similar device, which will protect the same from flies, dust or other contamination; provided, that food products that necessarily have to be peeled, pared or cooked before they are fit for consumption may be displayed on the sidewalk; but the sidewalk display of meat or meat products is prohibited.


(RSMo 1939 § 9889)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 13040; 1919 § 5686

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