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06-08-2006, 10:48 AM
This is a question that mostly applies to food service, but once again isn't a bad practice for the home.

Question: How many inches above the floor should food be stored?
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HIG says that food should be stored six inches above the floor.
This also applies to walk-in freezers and coolers.

06-08-2006, 02:12 PM
I know how most floor cabinets are built, I hope they're acceptable for use.

06-08-2006, 03:52 PM
I was thinking how items are shipped...............

06-08-2006, 04:04 PM
Seeing as most commercial dunnage racks are either 8" or 12" high I'd hazzard a guess that this meets most health department requirements!!

06-08-2006, 04:31 PM
pallets are how high?

06-08-2006, 06:52 PM
pallets are how high?

They would be about 5" high - most are built with 2x4's and 1" stringers (give or take a bit).

06-09-2006, 03:29 AM
The assumption has to be ...DRY GOODS
Anything else goes in a walk in or freezer.

The rule when I was a manager was 6 to 8 inches
because of bugs and roaches and we inspected daily
even though stuff was wrapped.

Paper products went on shelfs above.