SD Food Info
GOOD RETAIL PRACTICES
Good Retail Practices (GRPs) are preventive measures that include practices and procedures that effectively control the introduction of pathogens, chemicals and physical objects into food. If GRPs are not implemented, they could contribute to foodborne illness.
FLOORS, WALLS AND CEILINGS – BUILT, MAINTAINED, CLEAN
Examples violating good retail practices include broken floor tiles, a damaged wall behind a sink or a wall in the food preparation area with accumulated dried food debris.
- The walls/ceilings shall have durable, smooth, nonabsorbent, and washable surfaces (§114271)
- All floor surfaces, other than the customer service areas, shall be approved, smooth, durable and made of nonabsorbent material that is easily cleanable [§114143(d), §114268, §114272]
- Approved base coving shall be provided in all areas, except customer service areas and where food is stored in original unopened containers
- Food facilities shall be fully enclosed (§114266)
- All food facilities shall be kept clean and in good repair (§114268.1)