CHAPTER 1, FOOD SAFETY
(56) "Permit" is the document issued by the regulatory authority
that authorizes a person to operate a food establishment.
(57) "Permit holder" means the entity that:
(a) Is legally responsible for the operation of the food
establishment such as the owner, the owner's agent, or other person; and
(b) Possesses a valid permit to operate a food establishment.
(58) "Person" is an association, a corporation,
individual, partnership, other legal entity, government, or governmental
subdivision or agency.
(59) "Person in Charge" is the individual present at a food
establishment responsible for the operation at the time of inspection.
(60) Personal Care Items.
(a) "Personal care items" are substances that may be
poisonous, toxic, or a source of contamination used to maintain or enhance
a person's health, hygiene, or appearance.
(b) "Personal care items" include medicines, first aid
supplies, cosmetics and toiletries.
(61) "pH" is the symbol for the negative logarithm of the hydrogen
ion concentration, which is a measure of the degree of acidity or
alkalinity of a solution. Values between 0 and 7 indicate acidity and
values between 7 and 14 indicate alkalinity.
The value of pure distilled water is 7, which is considered neutral.
(62) "Physical facilities" means the structure and interior
surfaces of a food establishment including accessories
such as soap and towel dispensers and attachments such as light fixtures
and heating or air conditioning system vents.
(63) "Plumbing fixture" is a receptacle or device that:
(a) Is permanently or temporarily connected to the