Yes. CFMs are defined in The California Code as a food facility and therefore are required to have a valid health permit, including those CFMs where only certified agricultural products are sold.
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Yes. Cal Code requires temporary food facilities to be organized and controlled by an event coordinator and also requires a separate health permit for the event coordinator.
Only agricultural products (certified and non-certifiable) may be sold within a CFM. Please visit the California Conference of Directors Environmental Health Guidelines website or the Placer County Agricultural Commissioner for the definitions of certified vs. non-certified. Examples of certified include:
Examples of non-certified include processed products from certified agricultural products such as fruit and vegetable juices, shelled nuts, jams and jellies, and wine. Other examples include catfish, trout, and oysters from controlled aquaculture operations, livestock and livestock products, and poultry and poultry products.
Please follow these two steps to put on a CFM:
If a temporary food facility event is to operate adjacent to the CFM, the event must apply for it’s own, separate permit to operate. Fees for temporary events are based on the number of food vendors participating in the event.