California Department of Public Health Approves Reis & Irvy's Soft Serve Vending Machines

Posted On: 7/24/2019

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SAN DIEGO -- Generation Next Franchise Brands announced that its Reis & Irvy's soft-serve frozen dessert kiosks were approved by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) for a variance that allows them to operate in the state of California.

According to San Diego, CA-based Generation Next, this action by CDPH opens the doors for Generation Next and its franchise owners in California to move ahead on licensing with the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and getting the county health permits required to begin installing Reis & Irvy's robots in sites across the state.

Generation Next said it has been working with CDPH to obtain this variance for almost a year. Generation next said its approval to operate in California comes with specific requirements, the most significant of which is the use of the Hydra Rinse Mobile System for cleaning and sanitizing. This cleaning system replaces the 24-hour cleaning schedule requirement in California with a schedule that allows operators to service their kiosks once every 72 hours. In addition, according to Generation Next, operators will find the length of time it takes to fully service their units is cut in half.

Other operational specifications include, strict adherence to standard operating procedures and corrective action plans, partnership with an accredited food-testing laboratory for quarterly bacteriological testing, and the implementation of a robust quality assurance plan.