SD Food Info
Under state law, major violations associated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention risk factors require immediate corrective action, a suitable alternative, or the closure of the impacted areas of the food facility until compliance is achieved.
VERMIN: NO RODENTS, INSECTS, BIRDS OR ANIMALS
Examples of major violations include the presence of active infestation by rodents or vectors that are disease carriers that would likely result in the contamination of food contact surfaces or adulteration of foods and will warrant an immediate closure.
- Each food facility shall be constructed, equipped, maintained, and operated to prevent entrance and harborage of animals, birds, and vermin (§114259)
- The premises shall be kept clean and free of vermin (§114259.1)
- Food employees shall not care for or handle animals or pets (§114259.4)
- Live animals may not be allowed in a food facility, except as specified (§114259.5)