SD Food Info



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.


Examples violating good retail practices include a leaking faucet/sink or an inaccessible water tank.


  • The potable water supply shall be protected with a backflow or back siphonage protection device, as required by applicable plumbing codes (§114192)
  • All plumbing and plumbing fixtures shall be installed in compliance with local plumbing ordinances, shall be maintained so as to prevent any contamination, and shall be kept clean, fully operative, and in good repair. Any hose used for conveying potable water shall be of approved materials, labeled, properly stored, and used for no other purpose (§114171, §114189.1, §114190, §114193, §114193.1, §114199, §114201, §114269)
  • Mobile food facility shall be equipped with quick disconnect device form water supply and wastewater plumbing. Hoses mobile food facilities and mobile support units and potable water shall have matching connecting devices [§114215(a-c)]
  • All plumbing and plumbing fixtures shall be installed and maintained in compliance with applicable local plumbing ordinances so as to prevent any contamination or spillage onto surface of ground (§114190, §114197, §114199, §114207, §114209, §114211, §114213, §114215, §114217, §114219, §114240, §114241)
  • Water tanks shall be designed with an access port for inspection and cleaning. Water tanks that are not accessible for inspection may comply by submitting written operational procedures for the cleaning and sanitizing of the potable water tanks (§114221, §114225, §114242)