32.9.420 VACUUM CHAMBER
(1) The vacuum chamber, as
flavor control, must be made of stainless steel or other equally non-corrosive
metal. The unit must be con-structed to facilitate cleaning and all product
contact surfaces must be accessible for inspection. It must be equipped with a
vacuum breaker and a check valve at the product discharge line. If direct steam
is used, it should also be equipped with a ratio controller to regulate the
composition of the product. Only steam which meets the requirements for
culinary steam must be used. The incoming steam supply must be regulated by an
automatic solenoid valve which will cut off the steam supply in the event the
flow diversion valve of the HTST pasteurizer is not in the forward flow
position. Condensers when used must be equipped with a water level control and
an automatic safety shut-off valve.
History: Secs. 81-2-102, 81-22-102 MCA; IMP, Secs. 81-2-102, 81-22-102 MCA; Eff. 12/31/72.