ATCP 75.206   Enforcement.
ATCP 75.207   Suspension or revocation of permit.
ATCP 75.208   Appeals of actions by the department.
ATCP 75.209   Appeals of actions by agent health departments.
ATCP 75.210   Compliance with restaurant rules.
ATCP 75.211   Approval of vending machines and related equipment.
ATCP 75.212   Vending machine location.
ATCP 75.213   Inspection of vending machines and commissaries.
ATCP 75.214   Foods.
ATCP 75.215   Food protection.
ATCP 75.216   Equipment maintenance and sanitizing.
ATCP 75.217   Water supply.
ATCP 75.218   Waste disposal.
ATCP 75.219   Delivery of foods.
ATCP 75.220   Personnel.
Ch. ATCP 75 Note Note: Chapter Ag 32 was renumbered ch. ATCP 75 under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 1., Stats., Register, April, 1993, No. 448. Chapter ATCP 75 as it existed on January 31, 2001 was repealed and a new chapter ATCP 75 was created effective February 1, 2001. Subchapter III or Chapter ATCP 75 was renumbered subchapter II of chapter ATCP 74 under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 1., Stats., Register June 2016 No. 726.
Ch. ATCP 75 Note Note: Chapter H 96 was renumbered chapter HSS 196 effective August 1, 1982. Chapter HSS 196 as it existed on June 30, 1985 was repealed and a new chapter HSS 196 was created effective July 1, 1985. Chapter HSS 196 was renumbered chapter HFS 196 under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 1., Stats., corrections made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 6. and 7., Stats., Register, January, 1997, No. 492. Chapter HFS 196 as it existed on January 31, 2001 was repealed and a new chapter HFS 196 was created effective February 1, 2001. Chapter HFS 196 was renumbered chapter DHS 196 effective February 1, 2009. Chapter DHS 196 was renumbered subchapter III of chapter ATCP 75 under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 1., Stats., Register June 2016 No. 726.
Ch. ATCP 75 Note Note: Chapter HSS 198 as it existed on June 30, 1985 was repealed and a new chapter HSS 198 was created effective July 1, 1985. Chapter HSS 198 was renumbered chapter HFS 198 under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 1., Stats., correction made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 6. and 7., Stats., Register, January, 1997, No. 493. Chapter HFS 198 was renumbered chapter DHS 198 effective February 1, 2009, and corrections made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register January 2009 No. 637. Chapter DHS 198 was renumbered subchapter IV of chapter ATCP 75 under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 1., Stats., Register January 2016 No. 726.
Ch. ATCP 75 Note Note: Effective 7-1-16, 2015 Wis. Act 55 amended the word “permit" in ch. 254, stats., to become “license" in ch. 97, stats., and all references in this chapter to “permit" mean “license" for the purpose of licensing, regulation, and enforcement of this chapter by the department.
subch. I of ch. ATCP 75 Subchapter I — Definitions and General Provisions
ATCP 75.01 ATCP 75.01Definitions. In this subchapter, subch. II, and subch. II of ch. ATCP 74:
ATCP 75.01(1) (1) “Agent agreement" means a written agreement between the department and a local health department, under which the department authorizes the local health department to administer a retail food program as the department's local agent.
ATCP 75.01(2) (2) “Department" means the department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection.
ATCP 75.01(3) (3) “Food" has the meaning given in s. 97.01 (6), Stats.
ATCP 75.01(4) (4) “Local agent" means a local health department that enters into an agent agreement with the department to administer a retail food program.
ATCP 75.01(5) (5) “Local health department" has the meaning given in s. 250.01 (4), Stats.
ATCP 75.01 Note Note: See s. 97.41 (1) (b), Stats.
ATCP 75.01(6) (6) “Registered public health sanitarian" means an individual who is registered under s. 440.98, Stats., or is recognized as a “registered environmental health specialist/registered sanitarian" by the national environmental health association.
ATCP 75.01(7) (7) “Retail food establishment" has the meaning given in s. 97.30 (1) (c), Stats.
ATCP 75.01(8) (8) “Retail food program" means a program administered by a local agent pursuant to subch. II.
ATCP 75.01 History History: CR 07-093: cr. Register December 2008 No. 636, eff. 1-1-09; correction in (3) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., and correction in (8) made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register June 2015 No. 714; correction in (intro.), (8) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register June 2016 No. 726; correction in (6) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 6., Stats., Register June 2016 No. 726.
ATCP 75.02 ATCP 75.02Authority, scope and purpose.
ATCP 75.02(1) (1) The department licenses and regulates retail food establishments under s. 97.30, Stats. Under s. 97.41, Stats., the department may authorize local health departments to license and regulate retail food establishments as local agents of the department.
ATCP 75.02(2) (2) The department has adopted this subchapter, subch. II, and subch. II of ch. ATCP 74 under authority provided in ss. 93.07 (1), 97.30 (5), 97.41 (2) and (5), and 227.14 (1s), Stats.
ATCP 75.02(3) (3) Subchapter II describes retail food establishment licensing requirements and procedures, and establishes food safety standards for retail food establishments. A retail food establishment must comply with the model food code, ch. ATCP 75 Appendix. Pursuant to s. 227.14 (1s), Stats., the department has adopted the model food code in the format published by the United States food and drug administration.
ATCP 75.02(4) (4) Subchapter II of ch. ATCP 74 describes the standards and procedures under which the department may authorize a local health department to license and inspect retail food establishments as the department's local agent.
ATCP 75.02 History History: CR 07-093: cr. Register December 2008 No. 636, eff. 1-1-09; correction in (2) to (4) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register June 2016 No. 726.
subch. II of ch. ATCP 75 Subchapter II — Retail Food Establishments; Licensing and Standards
ATCP 75.03 ATCP 75.03Retail food establishments; licensing.
ATCP 75.03(1)(1)License required. Except as provided under sub. (9), no person may operate a retail food establishment without a valid license issued by the department or an agent municipality or county. Licenses expire on June 30 annually. Each retail food establishment shall have a separate license, which shall be prominently displayed in the retail food establishment. A license is not transferable between persons or establishments.
ATCP 75.03(2) (2)License application. A person applying for a retail food establishment license shall apply on a form provided by the department, or by the agent municipality or county. The application shall include applicable fees required under this section.
ATCP 75.03(3) (3)Annual license fee. An applicant for a retail food establishment license shall pay an annual license fee as follows:
ATCP 75.03(3)(a) (a) For a retail food establishment that has annual sales of at least $25,000 but less than $1,000,000 and processes potentially hazardous food, an annual license fee of $265.
ATCP 75.03(3)(b) (b) For a retail food establishment that has annual sales of at least $1,000,000 and processes potentially hazardous food, an annual license fee of $685.
ATCP 75.03(3)(c) (c) For a retail food establishment that has annual sales of at least $25,000 and is engaged in food processing, but does not process potentially hazardous food, an annual license fee of $190.
ATCP 75.03(3)(d) (d) For a retail food establishment that has annual food sales of less than $25,000, and is engaged in food processing, an annual license fee of $60.
ATCP 75.03(3)(e) (e) For a retail food establishment that is not engaged in food processing, an annual license fee of $45.
ATCP 75.03 Note Note: A person applying for an annual retail food establishment license is required to pay, in addition to the license fee under sub. (3), a weights and measures inspection fee under s. ATCP 92.12. A license may not be issued or renewed until all applicable fees are paid. See s. 97.30 (3) (d) and (3m), Stats.
ATCP 75.03(4) (4)Reinspection fee.
ATCP 75.03(4)(a)(a) If the department reinspects a retail food establishment because the department has found a violation of ch. 97, Stats., or this subchapter, on a regularly scheduled inspection, the department shall charge the retail food establishment operator the reinspection fee specified in par. (b). A reinspection fee is payable when the reinspection is completed, and is due upon written demand from the department. The department may issue a demand for payment when it issues a license renewal application form to the retail food establishment operator.
ATCP 75.03(4)(b) (b) The reinspection fee required under par. (a) is as follows:
ATCP 75.03(4)(b)1. 1. For a retail food establishment that has annual food sales of at least $25,000 but less than $1,000,000, and processes potentially hazardous food, the reinspection fee is $190.
ATCP 75.03(4)(b)2. 2. For a retail food establishment that has annual food sales of at least $1,000,000, and processes potentially hazardous food, the reinspection fee is $450.
ATCP 75.03(4)(b)3. 3. For a retail food establishment that has annual food sales of at least $25,000, and is engaged in food processing but does not process potentially hazardous food, the reinspection fee is $190.
ATCP 75.03(4)(b)4. 4. For a retail food establishment that has annual food sales of less than $25,000, and is engaged in food processing, the reinspection fee is $90.
ATCP 75.03(4)(b)5. 5. For a retail food establishment that is not engaged in food processing, the reinspection fee is $90.
ATCP 75.03(5) (5)Action on license application. Within 15 business days after the department or its agent municipality or county receives a complete license application, the department or its agent shall do one of the following:
ATCP 75.03(5)(a) (a) Grant the application.
ATCP 75.03(5)(b) (b) Deny the application. If the department or its agent denies the application it shall give the applicant written notice specifying the reasons for the denial.
ATCP 75.03(5)(c) (c) Issue an interim license under sub. (6).
ATCP 75.03(6) (6)Interim license. The department or its agent municipality or county may issue an interim license, for a period not to exceed 40 business days, pending final action on an application for an annual retail food establishment license. The department or its agent shall grant or deny the annual license application before the interim license expires. If the department or its agent denies a license application before the applicant's interim license expires, the interim license is automatically terminated when the applicant receives written notice of the denial. The holder of an interim license acquires no license rights beyond those conferred by the interim license under this subsection. The department or its agent may not issue an interim license in response to a renewal application by the holder of an existing license.
ATCP 75.03(7) (7)Pre-license inspection. The department or its agent municipality or county may inspect a retail food establishment, as the department or agent deems necessary, before issuing a license to the retail food establishment. The department or its agent may not issue a license or interim license for a new retail food establishment until it inspects the new retail food establishment for compliance with this subchapter and subch. II of ch. ATCP 74. A previously licensed retail food establishment is not considered a new retail food establishment under this subsection solely because of a change of ownership, or solely because of alterations in the retail food establishment.
ATCP 75.03(8) (8)Plan review. A person may ask the department or its agent to review plans for the construction, reconstruction or alteration of a retail food establishment before the person constructs, reconstructs or alters the retail food establishment, or converts an existing structure for use as a retail food establishment.
ATCP 75.03(9) (9)License exemptions. A retail food establishment license is not required under s. 97.30, Stats., or this section for any of the following:
ATCP 75.03(9)(a) (a) A retail food establishment that sells only packaged foods or fresh fruits and vegetables, provided the establishment does not sell potentially hazardous food and does not engage in food processing.
ATCP 75.03(9)(b) (b) A retail food establishment operated by a person holding a food processing plant license under s. 97.29, Stats., if all the following apply:
ATCP 75.03(9)(b)1. 1. The person operates the retail food establishment at the same location as the licensed food processing plant.
ATCP 75.03(9)(b)2. 2. Sales from the retail food establishment are included in the computation of the food processing plant license fee under s. 97.29 (3), Stats.
ATCP 75.03(9)(c) (c) A retail food establishment operated by a person holding a restaurant permit issued under s. 97.605, Stats., if all of the following apply:
ATCP 75.03(9)(c)1. 1. The person operates the retail food establishment at the same location as the restaurant for which the person holds a permit under s. 97.605, Stats.
ATCP 75.03(9)(c)2. 2. Non-meal food sales from that location comprise no more than 50% by dollar volume of all meal and non-meal food sales from that location. Sales of alcohol beverages and vitamin supplements shall be excluded from the calculation of food sales under this subdivision.
ATCP 75.03(9)(d) (d) A restaurant, vending machine, vending machine commissary or other establishment for which a permit is issued under s. 97.605, Stats., to the extent that the activities of the establishment are covered by that permit.
ATCP 75.03(9)(e) (e) A retail food establishment operated by a person holding a dairy plant license under s. 97.20, Stats., if all the following apply:
ATCP 75.03(9)(e)1. 1. The person operates the retail food establishment at the same location as the licensed dairy plant.
ATCP 75.03(9)(e)2. 2. Food sales from that location, other than sales of dairy products produced at that location, comprise no more than 25% by dollar volume of all dairy and nondairy food sales from that location.
ATCP 75.03(9)(f) (f) A retail food establishment operated in conjunction with a state licensed or federally inspected meat establishment if all the following apply:
ATCP 75.03(9)(f)1. 1. The meat establishment is licensed under s. 97.42, Stats., or inspected under 21 USC 601 et seq. or 21 USC 451 et seq.
ATCP 75.03(9)(f)2. 2. The person operating the meat establishment operates the retail food establishment at the same location.
ATCP 75.03(9)(f)3. 3. Food sales from that location, other than sales of inspected meat or meat products produced at that location, comprise no more than 25% by dollar volume of all meat and non-meat food sales from that location.
ATCP 75.03(9)(g) (g) A retail food establishment primarily engaged in selling fresh fruits and vegetables, honey, cider, sorghum, or maple syrup produced by the operator of the retail food establishment if no other food processing activities are conducted at that retail food establishment.
ATCP 75.03(9)(h) (h) A temporary retail food establishment operated by a religious, charitable or nonprofit organization for no more than 12 days in any license year.
ATCP 75.03 History History: Cr. Register, January, 2001, No. 541, eff. 2-1-01; CR 04-096: am. (3) (d) Register June 2005 No. 594, eff. 7-1-05; CR 05-044: am. (2), (3) and (4) (b) Register December 2005 No. 600, eff. 1-1-06; CR 07-037: am. (3) (a) to (e) and (4) (b) 1. to 5. Register April 2008 No. 628, eff. 5-1-08; CR 07-093: renum. from ATCP 75.02 Register December 2008 No. 636, eff. 1-1-09; CR 08-075: am. (1) and (9) (f) 1. Register April 2009 No. 640, eff. 5-1-09; correction in (4) (a), (7), (9) (c) (intro.), (d) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register June 2016 No. 726; correction in (9) (e) 2., (h) made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register June 2016 No. 726.
ATCP 75.04 ATCP 75.04Denial, suspension or revocation of license; conditional license. The department or its agent may deny, suspend or revoke a license, or impose conditions on a license as provided under s. 93.06 (7) and (8), Stats. Except as otherwise provided by statute, rule or local ordinance, the suspension or revocation of a license shall comply with the prior notice requirements of s. 227.51, Stats.
ATCP 75.04 History History: Cr. Register, January, 2001, No. 541, eff. 2-1-01; CR 07-093: renum. from ATCP 75.03 Register December 2008 No. 636, eff. 1-1-09.
ATCP 75.05 ATCP 75.05Standards for retail food establishments. A retail food establishment shall comply with the model food code, ch. ATCP 75 Appendix.
ATCP 75.05 History History: Cr. Register, January, 2001, No. 541, eff. 2-1-01; CR 07-093: renum. from ATCP 75.04 Register December 2008 No. 636, eff. 1-1-09; correction made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register June 2016 No. 726.
subch. III of ch. ATCP 75 Subchapter III — Restaurants
ATCP 75.101 ATCP 75.101Authority and purpose. Sections 97.33 (6) and 97.625 (1), Stats., authorize the department to prescribe rules for restaurants and to enforce those rules for the purpose of protecting public health and safety. This subchapter, including ch. ATCP 75 Appendix, establishes definitions; sets standards for management and personnel and for safe food operations and equipment and facilities; provides for restaurant plan review, permit issuance, inspection and enforcement actions; and requires food protection practices certification for restaurant operators and managers. For purposes of ch. ATCP 75 Appendix, a restaurant is a type of food service establishment.
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