Wisconsin Administrative Code
Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
ATCP 55-89 - Food, Lodging, and Recreation Safety
Chapter ATCP 73 - Bed And Breakfast Establishments
Section ATCP 73.12 - Furnishings, equipment and utensils

Current through February 26, 2024

(1) DESIGN. All equipment, utensils and furnishings shall be designed, made of a kind of material and constructed to be easily cleanable and to be durable. Surfaces with which food or drink comes into contact shall be easily accessible for cleaning and shall be nontoxic, corrosion-resistant, nonabsorbent, and free of defects. Disposable articles shall be made from nontoxic materials.

(2) INSTALLATION OF FURNISHINGS AND EQUIPMENT. All furnishings and equipment shall be installed in a way that facilitates the cleaning of the furnishings and equipment and all adjacent areas.

(3) CONDITION OF FURNISHINGS AND EQUIPMENT. Furnishings and equipment shall be kept clean and in good repair.


(a) Utensils shall be kept clean and in good repair.

(b) Multi-use eating and drinking utensils shall be thoroughly cleaned after each use. Facilities needed for the operations of washing, rinsing and sanitizing shall be provided.

(c) Pots, pans and other utensils used in the preparation or serving of food or drink and all food storage utensils shall be thoroughly cleaned after each use. Cooking surfaces of equipment, if any, shall be cleaned at least once each day. Nonfood contact surfaces of equipment shall be cleaned at intervals that will keep them in a clean and sanitary condition.

(d) Residential sinks and home-style mechanical dishwashing machines are acceptable facilities for washing multi-use eating and drinking utensils, and pots, pans and other cooking utensils.

(e) Immediately following either manual or mechanical washing of eating and drinking utensils, and pots, pans, and other cooking utensils, these utensils shall be effectively sanitized by being submerged in a hypochlorite solution with a chlorine concentration continuously maintained at 100 parts per million, or another approved sanitizing solution which shall be used at the concentration at which tested and approved by the department. Dishpans may be used to accomplish the final sanitizing rinse.

(5) SINGLE-SERVICE UTENSILS. The reuse of single-service utensils is prohibited.

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