18.104.22.168 The use of temporary fasteners such as string, wire or tape to fix or hold equipment shall not be
We have a horizontal mixer that tilts only one way. We use plastic sheeting on the frame under the bowl and the floor on the side that the mixer tilts to. Currently the plastic is being attached to the frame & floor using duct tape. This is not anywhere near a food contact area and is there for ease of clean up (clean up everything, tear up the plastic & tape, scrub, mop and reapply).
What I'm wondering is that the code states "to fix or hold equipment", IMO plastic sheeting would not be 'equipment'. Would you appeal this non-conformance?