MANUAL OF NAVAL PREVENTIVE MEDICINE
potential connection between a public water supply and a source of
contamination or pollution.
(22) Drinking Water.
(a) "Drinking Water" means water that meets 40 CFR Part 141,
National Primary Drinking Water Regulations.
(b) "Drinking water" is traditionally known as potable water.
(c) "Drinking water" includes the term "water" except where
the term used connotes that the water is not potable, such as boiler water,
mop water, rainwater, wastewater, and non-drinking water.
(23) "Dry storage area" is a room or area designated for the
storage of packaged or containerized bulk food that is not potentially
hazardous and dry goods such as single-service items.
(24) Easily cleanable.
(a) "Easily cleanable" is a characteristic of a surface that:
1 Allows removal of soil by normal cleaning methods;
2 Is dependent on the material, design, construction, and
installation of the surface; and
3 Varies with the likelihood of the surface's role in
introducing pathogenic or toxigenic agents or other contaminants into food
based on the surface's approved placement, purpose, and use.
(b) "Easily cleanable" includes a tiered application of the
criteria that qualify the surface as easily cleanable as specified in
Subparagraph (a) of this definition to different
situations in which varying degrees of cleanability are required such as:
1 The appropriateness of stainless steel for a food
preparation surface as opposed to the lack of need for
stainless steel to be used for floors or for tables used for consumer