Mobile Food Facilities are inspected to ensure safe food handling practices, sanitation, and compliance with California Health and Safety Code and Riverside County Ordinances, just like fixed food facilities. Construction inspections, routine inspections, and complaint investigations, including foodborne illness complaints, are conducted.
There are five categories of Mobile Food Facility (MFF) that can be permitted:
- Cart/Trailer - Low Risk: A Compact Mobile Food Operation that engages in prepackaged food only (e.g. prepackaged push carts).
- Cart/Trailer - Medium Risk: A Compact Mobile Food Operation that engages in Limited Food Preparation (e.g. hot dog carts).
- Truck - Low Risk: A motorized MFF that operates with prepackaged food only (e.g., ice cream trucks).
- Truck - Medium Risk: A motorized MFF that engages in limited food preparation (e.g., shaved ice cart or hot dog cart).
- Truck/Trailer - High Risk: A MFF that engages in full food preparation (e.g., food trucks).