HHS - 21 CFR PART 1240
CONTROL OF COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
|Publication Date:||1 April 2016|
As used in this part, terms shall have the following meaning:
(a) Bactericidal treatment. The application of a method or substance for the destruction of pathogens and other organisms as set forth in § 1240.10.
(b) Communicable diseases. Illnesses due to infectious agents or their toxic products, which may be transmitted from a reservoir to a susceptible host either directly as from an infected person or animal or indirectly through the agency of an intermediate plant or animal host, vector, or the inanimate environment.
(c) Communicable period. The period or periods during which the etiologic agent may be transferred directly or indirectly from the body of the infected person or animal to the body of another.
(d) Contamination. The presence of a certain amount of undesirable substance or material, which may contain pathogenic microorganisms.
(e) Conveyance. Conveyance means any land or air carrier, or any vessel as defined in paragraph (n) of this section.
(f) Garbage. (1) The solid animal and vegetable waste, together with the natural moisture content, resulting from the handling, preparation, or consumption of foods in houses, restaurants, hotels, kitchens, and similar establishments, or (2) any other food waste containing pork.
(g) Incubation period. The period between the implanting of disease organisms in a susceptible person and the appearance of clinical manifestation of the disease.