§ 3-7-25 Sanitary conditions for dispensing of malt beverages or wine. (a) Beer or wine pipe lines, faucets and barrel-tapping devices used for the dispensing of malt beverages or wine in places where the dispensing is carried on by licensees under this chapter shall be cleaned at least once every four (4) weeks by the use of a hydraulic pressure mechanism, hand-pump suction or a force cleaner or other system approved by the department or shall be permanently kept clean by a device approved by the department. After cleaning, the lines shall be rinsed with clear water until all chemicals, if any have been used, are removed. The cleaning equipment must be operated in conformance with the manufacturer's recommendations.
(b) A record, the form of which shall be approved by the department, shall be used to record the dates and the methods used in cleaning of beer or wine pipe lines, coils, tubes and appurtenances. This record shall be signed by the person who performs the cleaning operation and countersigned by the licensee. The records shall be kept on the licensed premises for a period of one year from the date of the last entry and made available at all times for inspection by health enforcement and law enforcement officers.
(c) Line cleaners may be certified by the department and the
department shall issue a license and charge a fee not to exceed fifty dollars
($50.00) for each license.
(P.L. 1985, ch. 76, § 1; P.L. 1992, ch. 183, § 1; P.L. 1996, ch. 100, art. 36, § 10; P.L. 2004, ch. 595, art. 30, § 2.)