Vic, I printed those pages off, and they clear some things up.
Hightider.. I came across this (Alabama Temporary Food Service Info):
I’ve been told that if you are from outside the county you can get a temp permit for an event in other counties besides mine. My county is not like this. Even for temporary events you need a commissary located in the county.
I would rather have just a freezer and not a frig.
I have the big ice chests and I have some cambro (sp.) brand food containers that I can keep things in. That should be able to keep them from mixing or getting wet.
Our local health department requires food to be packaged as to no (ice) water coming in contact with the product. You must maintain the food at 41 degrees or less. Also raw foods (meat) needs to be held in separate coolers compared to items such as lettuce, cheese or condiments. If your at a festival or event, you need to keep an eye on these temperatures. You can almost guarantee that the health department will be there checking up on everything, and if your above temp, be prepared to toss everything out.
Depending on what you are selling you will need a commissary regardles of what county you go to in most areas
What types of food can you keep on ice? For say holding on the way to an event,overnight at the event, and for during food prep.
I think my local health dept would be better off hiring monkeys than keeping who they have. I ask someone there one day and I get this answer, the next day with somone else their answer could be the complete opposite. I’ll only be working events outside of the county because I don’t have a commissary, so I won’t be dealing with them, but getting reliable info from them is a joke at best.
I love this site
Keeping foods in an ice chest
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