Temporary Food Service Establishment Guidelines

  1. Personnel
  2. Food Source, Handling & Service
  3. Utensil Cleaning & Storage
  4. Water Supply & Wastewater Disposal
  5. Premises
  • Person In Charge (PIC) - All workers, including volunteers, shall be under the direction of the PIC. The PIC shall ensure all workers are effectively cleaning their hands, potentially hazardous food is adequately cooked, held or cooled and that all multi-use equipment or utensils are adequately washed, rinsed and sanitized. There must be a PIC on site during all hours of operation.
  • Handwashing - Handwashing facilities must be located in all TFE's having direct handling or preparation of food. Minimum requirements would include a 5gallon container with spigot (not push button), of hot water with suitable hand cleaner, paper towels and waste receptacle. The hand wash station is not required only if commercially pre-packaged foods dispensed in their original containers are offered for sale.
  • Hygiene - Food service workers shall wash their hands prior to entering the TFE or food prep and service areas, immediately before engaging in food prep, after using the toilet, and as often as necessary to remove soil and to prevent cross-contamination. Workers shall maintain a high degree of personal cleanliness and conform to good hygienic practices during all working periods. Workers shall have clean outer garments, aprons and effective hair restraints. Smoking, eating, and drinking are not allowed in the prep or service areas. All non-working, unauthorized persons are to be kept out of the food booth.
  • Health - Workers and volunteers shall not work in a temporary food establishment if they have open cuts, sores or communicable diseases. The PIC shall take appropriate action to ensure that workers and volunteers who are experiencing vomiting or diarrhea are excluded from the food operation.
  • Food Contact - Workers preparing food may not contact exposed, ready-to-eat food with their bare hands and shall use utensils such as deli paper, spatulas, tongs or single-use gloves.