2017 ORS 616.700¹
Department to enforce sanitation requirements for food and food establishments
  • rules

The State Department of Agriculture shall enforce the provisions of ORS 616.695 (Definitions for ORS 616.695 to 616.755) to 616.755 (Securing information from health officers) and adopt rules necessary therefor in accordance with the applicable provisions of ORS chapter 183, to insure and verify that:

(1) Food establishments are constructed and maintained in a clean, healthful and sanitary condition. This shall include floors, walls, ceilings, doors, windows, lighting and ventilation, toilet and lavatory facilities, water supply, separation or partitioning of rooms, health and cleanliness of personnel, cleanliness and sanitation of surrounding premises, disposal of all waste and sewage material, insect and rodent control, construction and sanitation of equipment and utensils, and prohibition of pets therein. However, ORS 616.695 (Definitions for ORS 616.695 to 616.755) to 616.755 (Securing information from health officers) shall not be applied to prevent licensing and operation of a food establishment solely because such establishment is in an area which is part of and not separate from a domestic kitchen if the establishment is upon investigation by the department found to be constructed and maintained in a clean, healthful and sanitary condition.

(2) Food establishments maintain time and temperature controls, indicating and recording thermometers and indicating pressure gauges for pressure cookers and retorts, minimum temperature and time period standards for cooking foods, and other facilities necessary to carry out the intent and purpose of ORS 616.695 (Definitions for ORS 616.695 to 616.755) to 616.755 (Securing information from health officers).

(3) Food dispensed, transported, sold, held for sale, stored, salvaged or displayed, is not filthy, decomposed, putrid, unsafe, contaminated, deleterious to health, unfit, unwholesome, unclean, insanitary or diseased. [1965 c.501 §2; 1971 c.131 §1; 1975 c.389 §2; 1983 c.740 §233]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Depart­ment of Agriculture as agency with authority to enforce sanita­tion require­ments, including those for handling of all waste, on food processing premises, (1979) Vol 39, p 770

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 616—General and Miscellaneous Provisions, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors616.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 616, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano616.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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