Overview of Food Handling at Outdoor Special Events
This section has been developed to assist you, the food service operator, in operating a temporary food facility in a safe and sanitary manner, while complying with the requirements of the California Health and Safety Code and Riverside County Codes.
Every temporary food facility at a community event must have a valid Health Permit for that event. The permits are only valid for the specified site and dates. In most cases the event organizer will purchase a permit for all the food booths at their event. This is called a blanket permit because one permit covers all of the temporary food booths.
On occasion, the event organizer will require the individual booths to obtain their own permit for the event. The event organizer must meet with the local Environmental Health office to discuss the details of the event and to purchase an “Event Organizer” Permit
All permits must be obtained a minimum of two weeks prior to the start of the event.
**For more information on blanket permit fees that cover multiple vendors at a community event, contact your local Environmental Health office or view a current copy of informational bulletin 91-01B “Permit Fees for Community Events.”