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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Mobile Food Facilities | Environmental Health | Riverside County

Department of Environmental Health, County of Riverside, Mobile Food Facilities are inspected to ensure safe food handling practices, sanitation, and compliance with California Health and Safety Code and Riverside County Ordinances.

Mobile Food Facilities

There are five categories of Mobile Food Facility (MFF) that can be permitted:

  1. Produce Vehicle: A MFF limited to the sale of whole, uncut produce obtained from an approved source.
  2. Prepackaged Food Push Cart: A MFF limited to the sale of 100% prepackaged foods from non-motorized vehicles, which are obtained from an approved source.
  3. Prepackaged Food Vehicle: A MFF limited to the sale of 100% prepackaged food from a motorized vehicle (e.g., ice cream trucks).
  4. Non-Prepackaged Food Vehicle: A MFF that engages in limited food preparation (e.g., shaved ice cart or hot dog cart).
  5. Mobile Food Preparation Unit: A MFF that engages in full food preparation (e.g., food trucks).

Food Safety Guidance Documents to Keep    You Safe

Foodborne Illness

 

Before starting your MFF business, please read this document for details.  Make sure to contact all relevant city or county agencies BEFORE setting up your MFF business. Laws and ordinances differ within city and county boundaries and may not allow you to sell in certain areas without their own form of approval (e.g., business license, zoning clearances, fire approval, etc.).

Please visit our PLAN CHECK page for more information. 

Approved MFFs

Food temperature Control
Food Trucks Lined up

 

Mobile Food Facility Required Forms Mobile Food Facility Informational Documents
Permit Application MFF Construction and Plan Approval Guidelines

Commissary Agreement Letter 

MFF Operational Guidelines for NON-PREPACKAGED vehicles
English | Spanish

Commissary Schedule Limited Food Preparation: English | Spanish
Written Operational Procedures 
Mobile Food Facility | Mobile Support Unit
List of Commissaries: English | Spanish
Route Sheet Planning Departments in Riverside County
Restroom Agreement Letter Laboratories for Water Quality Analysis
  Can a Restaurant Be Used as a MFF Commissary?: English | Spanish
  MFF Business Sign Requirements
  Prepackaged MFF
  Construction Guidelines for a MFF Commissary
Food temperature Control
Food Trucks Preparing Tacos
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