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This application must be completed by the establishment owner or operator.
This review package, fully completed with attachments, must be submitted before Environmental Health Department staff can proceed with permitting. Failure to include all requested material will delay your review. Once review package and plans are submitted and deemed complete, Environmental Health Department staff will respond within 10 working days. Response of “see plans” will not be accepted. Applicant must complete each section of this document for approval. Please provide our department with phone number and email contact information of the person in charge of your project in order for your assigned inspector to address questions they may have in regards to your application.
1. Mobile Unit Information
This includes smokers towed behind mobile unit which a physical barrier shall be provided for barbecue pits and grills for separation from the public.
If using a Central Preparation Facility, please fill out the Central Preparation Facility Permission to Use form after completing this form.
Please fill out the Mobile Food Unit Location form after completing this form.
This schedule is required to allow the Health Dept. to conduct inspections during operational times. Food Preparation and Vending Location schedule sent in by 1st of the month. If there isn’t a schedule, then notify Environmental Health by the 1st of the month. Changes in vending, at Vendors discretion, submit 24- hour notification to Environmental Health. Nonscheduled vending: After 2 warnings, 3rd violation may result in permit revocation.
2. Owner Information
You must provide a valid contact phone number that will be answered when unit is in operation. You must provide a valid email address.
3. Applicant Information
4. Authority/Department Permits & Applications
I have submitted plans/applications to the following (where applicable) on the dates listed:
Please upload a copy of your Master Electrician Letter
Please upload a copy of your Sales Tax Certificate
The complete electrical system, from source of equipment, shall be evaluated and confirmed by a Master Electrician to have sufficient service capacity and wriring to operate all electrical equipment at required capacities under all circumstance. This certification shall be submitted in writing on a document bearing the electrical business letter head, dated, and signed by the Master Electrician. The form shall bear the License Number of the electrician for verification purposes. This form shall be submitted prior to any inspections for permit.
Environmental Health Division will not issue a food service permit to applicant until Fats, Oil, and Grease has approved their location for waste water disposal.
5. Food Supply & Storage
All food must be from an approved source. All food must be stored on/in Mobile Food Unit. No food for service may be stored at home.
6. Food Preparation Procedures
Explain the handling/preparation procedures for the following categories of food. Describe the process from receiving to service including:
Describe how produce, fruits & vegetables received whole (including lemons and limes) will be washed before service. List procedures to prevent bare handed contact with RTE fruits and vegetables, including lemons & limes.
ROP (Reduced Oxygen Packaging) including vacuum packaging, cook-chill, etc; use of additives to render a food non-TCS food; curing and smoking for preservation; and molluscan shellfish tanks are not allowed for mobile food units.
7. Thawing Frozen TCS Food
TFER§ 228.75 (c)
* TFER§ 228.75 (c)(3)(B) thawed in a microwave oven and immediately transferred to conventional cooking equipment, with no interruption in the process.
8. Hot/Cold Holding
TFER§ 228.107 (a) Equipment, Numbers and Capacities
Indicate by checking the appropriate boxes how TCS food will be cooled to 41°F (5°C) within 6 hours (135°F to 70°F in 2 hours).
Thick meats = more than one inch
Thin Meats = one inch or less
11. Finish Schedule
TFER §228.223 (j) Food-contact surfaces. All food contact surfaces, counters, or work surfaces in the establishment shall be smooth, non-absorbent and easily cleanable.
12. Pest/Rodent Control
TFER § 228.186 (k), TFER § 228.174 (e)
13. Refuse, Recyclables, & Returnables
14. Water Supply/Heater
Must comply with TFER §228.149 (f) Mobile water tank and Mobile Food Unit tank.
Must comply with TFER§228.149 (f)(10)
Must comply with TFER§228.149 (f)(11)
Must comply with TFER §228.145
Must comply with TFER §228.149 (f)(13)
If Yes, ice must be purchased commercially from an approved source.
15. Sewage Disposal
Waste water disposal must be approved by Fat, Oil, & Grease Manager before food permit will be issued.
16. Backflow Prevention
TFER §228.147 (d)
Check the section that applies
If no, Mobile Food Unit must be associated with a City of Abilene Permitted Food Establishment.
18. Handwashing Sink(s)
Soap & paper towels must be located by hand wash sink. Water temperature must be a minimum of 100°F and under pressure.
Water temperature must reach 100°F within 2 minutes.
I hereby certify that the above information is correct, and I fully understand that any deviation from the above without prior permission form City of Abilene Environmental Health Department may delay final approval.
Approval of these plans and specification by the City of Abilene Environmental Health Department does not indicate compliance with any other code, law or regulation that may be required- federal, state, or local. An annual mobile food truck pre-permitting inspection of the unit with equipment in place and operational will be necessary to determine if it complies with the local and state laws governing Mobile food service establishments.
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