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No permit will be issued until payment has been received and processed by the City of Gardner Health Department.
NOTE: Fee may be waived for organizations that currently possess an Annual food license from the Gardner Board of Health and for Non-Profit Organizations.
i.e.: Gardner City Hall
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Keep all food, equipment, utensils and single service items stored above the floor/ground on pallets or shelving, and protected from contamination
Keep potentially hazardous foods at or below 41 degrees Fahrenheit. An effectively insulated container with sufficient coolant may be approved by the board of health for storage of less hazardous foods, or use at events of short duration.
Use hot food storage units when necessary to keep potentially hazardous foods at or above 140 degrees fahrenheit.
Use a food thermometer to check temperatures of both hot and cold potentially hazardous food. *You must stock a stem thermometer to ensure hot and cold temperatures at the temporary event.
Protect food from customers handling, coughing, sneezing by wrapping, sneeze guards, or other effective barriers.
Post consumer advisories for raw or undercooked animal foods, if you will be preparing meat, fish, poultry, or eggs cooked to order.
Food employees must use utensils, disposable papers, disposable gloves, or any other means approved by the board of health to precent bare hand contact with ready-to-eat food. We will require a separate waste can for gloves/deli tissues in order to monitor usage.
Protect all storage, preparation, cooking and serving areas from contamination.
Obtain food from an approved source. Potentially Hazardous foods (PHF's) and perishable items may not be prepared in residential kitchens. PHF's and perishable items must be prepared onsite of in a licensed food establishment.
There must be one designated person in charge at all times responsible for compliance with regulations.
A convenient hand washing facility must be available for employee hand washing whenever handling unpacked foods. This sink shall have warm running water, soap, and individual paper towel.
The person-in-charge must tell food employees that if they are experiencing vomiting and/or diarrhea, or have been diagnosed with a disease transmissible through food, they cannot work with food or clean equipment and utensils. Infected cuts and lesions on fingers or hands must be covered and protected with waterproof materials.
Food Employees must have clean outer garments and effective hair restraints. Tobacco usage and eating are not permitted by food employees in the food preparation and service area.
Use a chlorine bleach or Quat sanitizer for sanitizing food contact surfaces, equipment and whipping cloths. Store the sanitizer in a spray bottle or bucket that is labeled "sanitizer." Appropriate test strips should be on hand at all events.
An adequate supply of water shall be on site and obtained from an appropriate source. Water storage at the booth shall be approved storage containers.
Disposal of Wastewater in an approved wastewater disposal system. An adequate number of covered containers, labeled "wastewater" shall be provided in the booth.
Unless otherwise approved, floors shall be constructed of tight woods, asphalt, or other cleanable materials. Floors must be easily cleanable.
Walls and ceilings are to be tight and sound construction to protect from entrance of elements, dust, debris, and, where necessary, flying insects. Walls shall be easily cleanable.
Provide adequate lighting by natural or artificial means if necessary. Bulbs shall be shatterproof or shielded.
All food preparation surfaces shall be smooth, easily cleanable, durable and free fo seams and difficult to clean areas. All other surfaces shall be easily cleanable.
Provide an adequate number of cleanable containers inside and outside the booth.
Provide an adequate number of approved toilet and hand washing facilities. These facilities shall be accessible for employee use.
Store personal clothing and belongings in a designated place in the booth, away from food preparation, food service, and ware washing areas.
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