Arizona Administrative Code
Title 9 - HEALTH SERVICES
Chapter 18 - DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES ADULT-USE MARIJUANA PROGRAM
Article 3 - MARIJUANA ESTABLISHMENTS
Section R9-18-315 - Cleaning and Sanitation

Universal Citation: AZ Admin Code R 9-18-315

Current through Register Vol. 30, No. 12, March 22, 2024

A. A marijuana establishment shall ensure that:

1. Any building or equipment used by a marijuana establishment for the cultivation, harvest, preparation, packaging, storage, infusion, or sale of marijuana or marijuana products is maintained in a clean and sanitary condition;

2. Marijuana or marijuana products, in the process of production, preparation, manufacture, packing, storage, sale, distribution, or transportation, are protected from flies, dust, dirt, and all other contamination;

3. Refuse or waste products incident to the manufacture, preparation, packing, selling, distributing, or transportation of marijuana or marijuana products are removed from the building used as a marijuana establishment's retail site and, if applicable, a building at the marijuana establishment's cultivation site or manufacturing site at least once every 24 hours or more often as necessary to maintain a clean condition;

4. All trucks, trays, buckets, other receptacles, platforms, racks, tables, shelves, knives, saws, cleavers, other utensils, or the machinery used in moving, handling, cutting, chopping, mixing, canning, packaging, or other processes are cleaned daily;

5. Any equipment used in the preparation of marijuana products is clean, in good repair, and, if applicable, calibrated according to the manufacturer's recommendations;

6. Any supplies used in the preparation of marijuana products, including flammable or volatile chemicals, are stored in a manner to avoid a hazardous condition from occurring; and

7. All stored marijuana products are securely covered.

B. A marijuana establishment shall ensure that a marijuana facility agent at the marijuana establishment or the marijuana establishment's cultivation site or manufacturing site:

1. Cleans the marijuana facility agent's hands and exposed portions of the marijuana facility agent's arms in a hand washing sink:
a. Before preparing marijuana or marijuana products, including working with food, equipment, and utensils;

b. During preparation, as often as necessary to remove soil and contamination and to prevent cross-contamination when changing tasks;

c. After handling soiled equipment or utensils;

d. After touching bare human body parts other than the marijuana facility agent's clean hands and exposed portions of arms; and

e. After using the toilet room;

2. If working directly with the preparation of marijuana or the infusion of marijuana into non-edible products:
a. Keeps the marijuana facility agent's fingernails trimmed, filed, and maintained so that the edges and surfaces are cleanable;

b. Unless wearing intact gloves in good repair, does not have fingernail polish or artificial fingernails on the marijuana facility agent's fingernails; and

c. Wears protective apparel such as coats, aprons, gowns, or gloves to prevent contamination;

3. Wears clean clothing appropriate to assigned tasks;

4. Reports to the marijuana establishment, according to policies and procedures, any health condition experienced by the marijuana facility agent that may adversely affect the safety or quality of any marijuana or marijuana products with which the marijuana facility agent may come into contact; and

5. If, according to the marijuana establishment's policies and procedures, a marijuana facility agent has a health condition that may adversely affect the safety or quality of the marijuana or marijuana products, the marijuana facility agent is prohibited from direct contact with any marijuana, marijuana products, or equipment or materials for processing marijuana or manufacturing marijuana products until the marijuana facility agent's health condition will not adversely affect the medical marijuana or marijuana products.

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