Mobile Food Units
Please follow all applicable regulations. Refer to 410 IAC 7-24.
In order to qualify for a new permit, or to retain an existing permit, the following basic standards must be met:
– Mobile Food Units must work out of a permitted commissary base. These are kitchens that are permitted separately from the mobile food unit. Units must return daily for maintenance and cleanup.
– If you intend to use a permitted commissary that you do not own, provide a signed agreement from the owner, confirming your legal use of the commissary.
– You must be approved for a permit and be inspected before a permit will be issued. Approval must be given for both the commissary and the mobile food unit.
– If the mobile food unit discontinues use of the documented commissary, operation must immediately be discontinued until another commissary is found.
– Permits must be renewed each calendar year before beginning operation.
To include, but not limited to:
– Adequate cooling equipment maintained at 41 Degrees F and below
– Adequate heating/cooking equipment
– Adequate food protection from the elements
– Probe thermometer
– Thermometer for each cooler
– Approved chemical sanitizer with test strips
– Self-contained hand washing facilities with hot and cold running water, stocked with soap and paper towels
– No bare hand contact with ready to eat food – gloves and/or other utensils as required
– Properly dispose of waste according to law
– Hair restraints
– No home prepared food is allowed
You Must Provide:
– A written route and locations of operation
– Expected dates and times of operation
– Complete written menu
Notify Morgan County Health Department when:
– Operation is discontinued
– Commissary status changes
– Ownership changes
– Dates and times of operation and/or route/locations change
– Menu processes change
You must renew your permit yearly before beginning operation.
*Please note that you may be subject to additional requirements from other
agencies (City, County, State, etc…) for location set-up (peddler’s licenses) or food permits in other counties.