A temporary food establishment is defined by the 1999 Food Code as a food establishment that operates for a period of no more than 14 consecutive days in conjunction with a single event or celebration. Temporary food events are licensed and inspected by the Shrewsbury Health Department in accordance with Massachusetts Regulation 105 CMR 590.09 Minimum Sanitation Standards for Food Establishments – Special Requirements.
A temporary food event is one where food is served to an open-ended number of participants over a period of time. Event planning is driven by the desired hours of operation and the estimated number of attendees. Having a food booth or table, where no specific invitation is given, and where people can stop and receive food or drink, is one example of a temporary food event.
“Temporary Food Establishment” means a food establishment that operates for a period of no more than 14 consecutive days in conjunction with a single event or celebration.
The following is required by the Shrewsbury Health Department:
Completed food permit application
Copy of Food Protection Manager certificate or Food Handler certificate (whichever applies)
Copy of Allergen Awareness certificate
Copy of your food permit from the Town you're based out of
Copy of your last food inspection report
List of all food and/or beverages to be offered
Date(s), time and location of the event
Please see reference the Board of Health Fee Schedule document below for permit fee information.