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What is a temporary food service?
A temporary food service is a fixed location where food is provided for consumption for a period of 14 consecutive days or fewer in conjunction with a single event.
If you advertise the event to the General Public with flyers, banners, newspaper articles or by other means, it is a temporary food service. If you are operating a temporary food service, then you must get a temporary food service permit from the Randolph County Health Department.
Food cooked in individual private homes may not be served at these kinds of events. All food must be prepared in a kitchen that is permitted by the Health Department or purchased from a source that is permitted by the Health Department.
What are some examples of temporary food service?
Your event is NOT considered a temporary food service if the food is prepared or provided by members of the group FOR members of the group and their invited guests such as:
If I have a temporary food service, what am I supposed to do?
If your event is located within Randolph County, print off this application and complete it. You can either drop off the application at the Health Department or mail us and include a check or money order:
Randolph County Health Department
· One time event - $20
If you have a tax exempt letter from the State of Missouri exempting you from State income tax, send a copy of this letter instead of payment. You must also use this checklist to get your temporary food service ready before the event. Everyone preparing or serving food at your temporary food service must be familiar with the Operating Rules so they will know the right and wrong way to prepare food for your customers.
We will provide you with help and suggestions to make your food as safe as possible for all who attend your event. If you have any questions or need any help planning your event, please contact us at (660) 263-6643.