The Oregon Department of Agriculture Food Code OAR 603-025-0030
Regulations regarding animals in food establishments is addressed in chapter six of the Oregon Department of Agriculture Food Code. Oregon laws comply with laws established under the American with Disabilities Act regulating service animals in places of business
. In compliance with the act, service animals are permitted in areas that are usually open to the public, such as retail food establishments and dining areas. In addition, patrol dogs accompanying law enforcement or security officers in offices are allowed in dining and storage areas. Live animals are not permitted in areas used for food preparation or processing. ADA's revised regulations on service animals
took effect on March 11, 2011.
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Oregon Department of Agriculture Food Code:
6-501.115 Prohibiting Animals
(A) Except as specified in ¶ (B) and (C) of this section, live animals may not be allowed on the premises of a food establishment.
(B) Live animals may be allowed in the following situations if the contamination of food; clean equipment, utensils, and linens; and unwrapped single-service and single-use articles can not result:
(1) Edible fish or decorative fish in aquariums, shellfish or crustacea on ice or under refrigeration, and shellfish and crustacea in display tank systems;
(2) Patrol dogs accompanying police or security officers in offices and dining, sales, and storage areas, and sentry dogs running loose in outside fenced areas;
(3) In areas that are not used for food preparation and that are usually open for customers, such as dining and sales areas, service animals that are controlled by the disabled employee or person, if a health or safety hazard will not result from the presence or activities of the service animal;
(4) Pets in the common dining areas of group residences at times other than during meals if:
(a) Effective partitioning and self-closing doors separate the common dining areas from food storage or food preparation areas,
(b) Condiments, equipment, and utensils are stored in enclosed cabinets or removed from the common dining areas when pets are present, and
(c) Dining areas including tables, countertops, and similar surfaces are effectively cleaned before the next meal service; and
(5) In areas that are not used for food preparation, storage, sales, display, or dining, in which there are caged animals or animals that are similarly restricted, such as in a variety store that sells pets or a tourist park that displays animals.
(C) Live or dead fish bait may be stored if contamination of food; clean equipment, utensils, and linens; and unwrapped single-service and single-use articles can not result.