Food Truck business Operation
Health Permit – USA AND CANADA
This permit may cost between $50.00 and $150.00 depending on the city. Again these permits can often be done online at the city’s website followed by a simple on-side inspection once your food truck has been delivered to you. The local health department wants to be sure that both you and your new Food Truck meet local standards. In order for them to ensure this, the health department will specify certain technical requirements for your Food Truck. These vary from region to region, and from county to county. Generally, though, these requirements are for the mobile kitchen to be made in such a way that it will be safe and clean and capable of providing healthy uncontaminated food. We easily comply with these regulations. The health authorities may ask you to submit details of your Food Truck specifications. They want to check that your mobile kitchen will meet all of the local health codes.
Some county health departments will require that food preparation equipment be “NSF approved”. The NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) is a quality assurance agency that provides guidelines and certification for food equipment. They have detailed specifications that manufacturers of food service equipment must meet regarding standards of design, operation and materials of construction. As a leader in Food Truck design and manufacture, this approval is not a problem for us. If your county health department requires NSF certification, you must mention this when ordering so that the proper certification paperwork and procedures will be done on your Food Truck while we build it.
Familiarize yourself with the health code regulations for your area. These may affect the types of foods that you can serve from your Food Truck, the options that you will need to order with your new Food Truck, and thus also the size and model of the Food Truck you order from us. The local county health department will also want to physically inspect your mobile Food Truck before you start operating. The inspector will check over the Food Truck to ensure it is in full compliance with local standards and will then issue you with a certificate. This may also involve a one-time inspection fee.
Additionally, you may be required to take a course in safe food handling. A safe food handling course may range anywhere from 4 hours in length to a couple of days. But it will fully inform you of all of the local county health requirements for your Food Truck. Plan on paying a separate fee for this course. It won’t be much, probably less than $50.00.
US, CANADA AND INTERNATIONAL:
Please provide us with the literature from your health department, so we can ensure you have everything you need!
it is a good idea to obtain a license (or know you can obtain one) before moving forward with the build process, because you don’t want to have any delays when the weather is warm and you are ready to serve customers.
Click here to see an example of the requirements for Mobile Food Premises in Toronto, Canada.
It is the Venture Food Trucks team commitment to our customers that each mobile food unit is built to the highest standards.
In the food truck industry, being prepared for the start of the season is crucial. We build on strict deadlines and can flat bed or deliver your truck to your door anywhere in the world.
We have a skilled team of people who will assist you with your food truck purchase and support you and your business for years to come.