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City of Stamford Environmental Health & Inspections Division

Stamford Government Center 888 Washington Boulevard 8th Floor Stamford, CT 06901

(203) 977-4382



  1. Provide plans that are a minimum of 11 x 14 inches in size including the layout of the floor plan accurately drawn to a minimum scale of 1/4 inch = 1 foot. This is to allow for ease in reading plans.
  2. Include proposed menu, seating capacity, and projected daily meal volume for food service operations.
  3. Show the location and when requested, elevated drawings of all food equipment. Each piece of equipment must be clearly labeled on the plan with its common name. Submit drawings of self-service hot and cold holding units with sneeze guards.
  4. Designate clearly on the plan equipment for adequate rapid cooling, including ice baths and refrigeration, and for hot-holding potentially hazardous foods.
  5. Label and locate separate food preparation sinks when the menu dictates to preclude contamination and cross-contamination of raw and ready-to-eat foods.
  6. Clearly designate adequate handwashing lavatories for each toilet fixture and in the immediate area of food preparation.
  7. Provide the room size, aisle space, space between and behind equipment and the placement of the equipment on the floor plan.
  8. On the plan, represent auxiliary areas such as storage rooms, garbage rooms, toilets, basements and/or cellars used for storage or food preparation. Show all features of these rooms as required by this guidance manual.
  9. Include and provide specifications for:
a. Entrances, exits, loading/unloading areas and docks;
b. Complete finish schedules for each room including floors, walls, ceilings and    coved juncture bases;
c. Plumbing schedule including location of floor drains, floor sinks, water 
   supply lines, overhead waste-water lines, hot water generating equipment with    capacity and recovery rate, backflow prevention, and wastewater line 
d. Lighting schedule with protectors;
     (1) At least 110 lux (10 foot candles) at a distance of 75 cm (30 inches) 
         above the floor, in walk-in refrigeration units and dry food storage are
         as and in other areas and rooms during periods of cleaning;
     (2) At least 220 lux (20-foot candles):
          (a) At a surface where food is provided for consumer self-service such               as buffets and salad bars or where fresh produce or packaged foods               are sold or offered for consumption;
          (b) Inside equipment such as reach-in and under-counter refrigerators;
          (c) At a distance of 75 cm (30 inches) above the floor in areas used 
              for handwashing, warewashing, and equipment and utensil storage, 
              and in toilet rooms; and
     (3) At least 540 lux (50 foot candles) at a surface where a food employee is         working with food or working with utensils or equipment such as knives,          slicers, grinders, or saws where employee safety is a factor.
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