Oregon Statutes - Chapter 616 - General and Miscellaneous Provisions - Section 616.695 - Definitions for ORS 616.695 to 616.755.

As used in ORS 616.695 to 616.755, unless the context requires otherwise:

(1) “Department” means the State Department of Agriculture.

(2) “Food establishment” means:

(a) Any room, building, structure or place, used or intended for use, or operated for storing, preparing, compounding, manufacturing, processing, freezing, packaging, distributing, handling, salvaging or displaying food.

(b) The ground upon which such place or business is operated or used and so much ground adjacent thereto as is also used in carrying on the business of the establishment. The department may prescribe such additional area or places which, although they may not be contiguous or adjacent to the above area or establishment, may be included therein.

(c) Vehicles, machinery, equipment, utensils, tools, fixtures, implements, and all other articles or items, used in operating or carrying on the business of a food establishment.

(3) “Food” means any article used, or intended to be used, for food, ice, drink, confection or condiment, whether simple or compound, or any part or ingredient thereof or in the preparation thereof, and for human consumption.

(4) “Salvaging” means the business of reconditioning, repacking, relabeling, cleaning or culling of foods that have been damaged or adulterated as a result of fire, storm, flood, water, smoke, chemicals or commercial transit accident. [1965 c.501 §1; 1975 c.389 §1; 1983 c.160 §3]

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