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Family and Food Safety First this Thanksgiving
Eating healthy this Thanksgiving begins with basic home food safety practices that are known to reduce the risk of foodborne illnesses. The Monterey County Health Department is reminding all cooks entering the kitchen this season to follow the Fight BAC!® basics of home food safety: Clean, Separate, Cook, and Chill.
11/16/2017 5:35:00 PM
Sixth Annual Adelante Con Orgullo Mujer Inmigrante (ACOMI) Conference
The sixth annual Adelante Con Orgullo Mujer Inmigrante (ACOMI) women’s health conference is being held Saturday, December 2nd from 9 am to 4 pm at Hartnell College. This free conference is specifically for Spanish-speaking immigrant women.
11/16/2017 3:46:59 PM
Safe Travels Via Salinas Grant to benefit 65+ population and Elementary Schools in Salinas
The Monterey County Health Department announced today that it has been awarded $130,000 as part of a Safe Travels Via Salinas grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety. This grant will bring pedestrian safety education to the 65+ population and bike education to schools in Salinas. The yearlong grant start date was on November 13, 2017 and will benefit three elementary schools in East Salinas – Bardin Elementary, Cesar E. Chavez, and Dr. Oscar F. Loya Elementary.
11/15/2017 3:54:00 PM
SPECIAL EVENTS & TEMPORARY FOOD FACILITIES
A (TTF) Temporary Food Facility is any individual, group, or organization intending to sell, sample or give away food to the public from a fixed location for a limited period of time, not to exceed 25 days in a 90-day period, in conjunction with a community event.
The California Retail Food Code states a Community Event means an event that is unrestricted to the general public, it may be educational in nature (including fairs, festivals, circuses) or it may be one of a civic, political, or public nature. Also includes any other public gathering events approved by the local enforcement agency. An event is considered public and requires a Temporary Health Permit to Operate if the following describes the event:
- There is no cost to attend the Event or a ticket/pass can be purchased by anyone.
- Event is advertised through social media, online, on the radio or TV, in the newspaper, and on a billboard.
- People would attend the event either by the advertisement of the event, their interest or involvement in the trade or topic.
A private event is one that does not require a Temporary Health Permit to Operate if the following specifications are met:
- Event is held for a private club, corporation, group and is by invitation only.
- Invitees need eligibility to attend, such as a professional certificate or license for the profession (e.g. Lawyers, doctors, chiropractor, teachers, plumbers).
Important Deadlines for Special Event Permits
10 Days or More Prior to the Event: All completed applications and fees must be received from the event organizer.
Obtaining a Permit
MCHD will give initial approval for the event upon receipt of the following items:
- Completed Sponsor Organizer Application (pdf), organizer is responsible for submitting total payment
- Completed TFF and MFF Concessionaire Application (pdf) for each Temporary Food Facility and Mobile Food Facility.
- Site map (indicating temporary food facilities, mobile food facilities, restroom locations, and grey water disposal)
- List of Temporary Food Facilities (indicate multiple booths) and Mobile Food Facilities. Please be sure the facilities have completed the entirety of their concessionaire applications.
- Make an appointment with your local office.
MCHD staff will calculate the fees during the meeting so please bring check, cash or credit card (3% fee) for associated fees.
After completion, it is optional to schedule an appointment with MCHD to meet and discuss the event, review the application packet, and complete associated fees at least 10 days prior to the event.
Please send any other correspondences to any of the following offices:
Attn: Temporary Events Program
1270 Natividad Road
Salinas, CA 93906
Attn: Temporary Events Program
1200 Aguajito Road
Monterey, CA 93940
Telephone: (831) 647-7654
King City Office
Attn: Temporary Events Program
620 Broadway St., Ste. N
King City, CA 93930
Temporary Food Facilities at Special Events
Each TFF is required to fall under the permit obtained by the Sponsor coordinating the event. The sponsor is responsible for compliance at each event as well as the timely submission of all applications, fees and site plan. To help calculate the total fees due, review the fee worksheet (pdf).
Temporary Food Facilities at Farmers MarketsTFFs at farmers markets must also obtain a permit to operate under an umbrella Temporary Event Permit for the market. The Farmers' Market Manager is responsible for obtaining the Temporary Event Permit for all TFFs. The Health Department cannot accept applications for the Temp Event Permits from individual TFFs. To help calculate the total fees due, review the Farmers' Market Fee Worksheet (Can be found on the TFF Application).
- Farmers Market Sponsor Application (Event Organizer Packet) (pdf)
- Farmers Market Concessionaire Application (TFF Application) (pdf) to be completed by each TFF.
Other permits or approvals may be required by the following agencies for temporary food facilities.
- Fire department
- Public works for encroachment
- Monterey County Resource Management Agency
- Police departments
Contact your local authority for Public works, Fire and Police approval. Unincorporated areas contact RMA.
Forms & Applications
|Form for MMF (Mobile Food facility) to show commissary authorization)
|Event Organizer Packet Application||Monterey County Health Department Temporary Food Facilty (TFF) permits Checklist. To be submitted with application and fees.|
|Non-Profit Event Organizer Packet Application
||Monterey County Health Department Temporary Food Facilty (TFF) permits Checklist for Non-Profits. To be submitted with application and fees.|
|Non Profit Fee Exemption Request||Non profit charitable organizations are entitled to 4 fee exemptions per year for fund raising events that do not exceed 72 hours each. To apply for fee exemption please submit the request on your organizations letterhead at least 10 business days prior to event using this form.|
|Temporary Food Facility Application Packet||Packet and Application for use by Temporary Food Faculties|
|TFF Application (Participant Checklist & Application)||Application & Checklist for use by Temporary Food Faculties|