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      RS 40:682     


§682. Qualifications for license; sterilization process

            A. The department shall issue the license required in R.S. 40:681 to any applicant upon receipt of such evidence as it requires to show that the applicant is properly equipped and maintains and uses the method provided for in Subsection B of this Section in cleansing and sterilizing the containers.

            B. All containers shall be cleansed, sterilized, and freed from rust and contamination by soaking them for a period of not less than five minutes in a hot caustic solution of not less than one hundred twenty degrees Fahrenheit, which shall be indicated by a thermometer. This solution shall contain not less than two and one-half percent of caustic soda expressed in terms of sodium hydrates. The containers shall then be thoroughly rinsed in pure water. The cleansing solution shall be changed frequently so as to prevent it from becoming foul and unsanitary.

            Amended by Acts 1978, No. 786, §5, eff. July 17, 1978; Acts 2018, No. 206, §4.

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