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New Mexico Statutes Chapter 25. Food § 25-1-2. Definitions

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As used in the Food Service Sanitation Act:

A. “agency” or “division” means the department of environment;

B. “board” means the environmental improvement board;

C. “employee” means any individual employed in a food service establishment who transports food or food containers, who handles food during storage, preparation or serving, who comes in contact with any utensils or who is employed in a room in which food is stored, prepared or served;

D. “food” means any solid or liquid substance intended for human consumption by eating or drinking;

E. “general public” includes beneficiaries of governmental feeding programs and private charitable feeding programs and residents and employees of institutions that provide meals to their residents and employees either with or without direct payment to the institution by the residents or employees;

F. “temporary food service establishment” means a food service establishment that operates at a fixed location in conjunction with a single event or celebration for a short period of time not exceeding the event or celebration or not exceeding thirty days;

G. “person” means an individual or any other legal entity;

H. “food service establishment” means:

(1) any fixed or mobile place where food is served and sold for consumption on the premises;

(2) any fixed or mobile place where food is prepared for sale to or consumption by the general public either on or off the premises, including any place where food is manufactured for ultimate sale in a sealed original package, but “prepared” as used in this paragraph does not include the preparation of raw fruits, vegetables or pure honey for display and sale in a grocery store or similar operation.  For purposes of this paragraph, “pure honey” means natural liquid or solid honey, extracted from the combs or in the comb, taken from beehives, with no processing or additional ingredients.  “Food service establishment” does not mean a dairy establishment;  and

(3) meat markets, whether or not operated in conjunction with a grocery store;

I. “utensil” means any implement used in the storage, preparation, transportation or service of food;  and

J. “dairy establishment” means a milk processing or milk producing facility.

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