A. Bulk food may be dispensed by either:
1. Mechanical dispensing devices including gravity dispensers, pumps, extruders and augers.
2. Manual dispensing from lidded product modules using utensils including tongs, scoops, ladles and spatulas.
B. A manual dispensing utensil shall have a handle long enough to avoid consumer contact with the bulk food. When dispensing utensils are not in use, they shall be stored in the food with the handle extended out of the food, in a sleeve or protective housing attached or adjacent to the display unit or on a tether made of easily cleanable material and short enough to prevent contact with the floor. 36975