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.
ADEQUATE VENTILATION/LIGHTING – DESIGNATED AREAS, USE
Examples violating good retail practices include a facility not using a hood when required, or grease dripping regularly from a hood to the floor.
- Exhaust hoods shall be provided to remove odors, smoke, grease, heat and vapors and be approved by the enforcement agency (§114149.1)
- All areas shall have sufficient ventilation to facilitate proper storage (§114149)
- Toilet rooms shall be vented to the outside air by a screen openable window, an air shaft, or a light-switch activated exhaust fan, consistent with local building codes [§114149(b), §114149.1]
- Adequate lighting shall be provided in all areas to facilitate cleaning and inspection. Light fixtures in food or utensil washing areas shall be of shatterproof construction or protected with light shields (§114149.2, §114149.3, §114252, §114252.1)