The following general requirements and standards shall be met by all food service establishments.
Except as specifically provided in this section, standards for water, plumbing and waste shall be governed by Chapter 5, Food Code, herein adopted by reference.
Grease interceptors shall be designed and installed in accordance with the Florida Building Code, Plumbing.
Food service establishment shall be provided with adequate and conveniently located bathroom facilities for its employees and guests in accordance with provisions of the Florida Building Code, Plumbing. Public access to toilet facilities shall not be permitted through food preparation, storage, or ware-washing areas. Bathroom fixtures shall be of readily cleanable sanitary design.
Public bathrooms shall be completely enclosed and shall have tight-fitting, self closing doors or, in public lodging establishments or bathrooms located outside a public food service, have entrances and exits constructed in such a manner as to ensure privacy of occupants.
Effective control measures shall be taken to protect against the entrance into the establishment, and the breeding or presence on the premises of rodents, flies, roaches and other vermin. All buildings shall be effectively rodentproofed. All windows used for ventilation must be screened, except when effective means of vermin control are used. Screening material shall not be less than 16 mesh to the inch or equivalent, tightfitting and free of breaks.
All fire safety, protection and prevention equipment must be installed, approved, maintained and used in accordance with Chapter 509, Florida Statutes, Chapter 69A-55, Uniform Fire Safety Standards for Public Food Service Establishments, FAC, and the Florida Fire Prevention Code as adopted by the State Fire Marshal.
All appliances, including water heaters using gas, shall be properly vented in accordance with the Florida Building Code, Fuel Gas. All appliances shall have a nationally recognized testing laboratory seal such as an AGA or UL seal.
Heating appliances shall be properly sized in Btu input for room air space. Proper sizing of heating appliances shall be determined in accordance with the provisions of the Florida Building Code, Fuel Gas.