You need a food service license if your business serves food. The specific license(s) you need depend on your business.
No matter what your business if you prepare food that can spoil, and is therefore potentially hazardous, food you must employ at least one full-time on-site food safety manager. If you employ ten or more full-time equivalent people to prepare food you need at two food safety managers. Establishments who primarily serve the elderly or people individuals with diminished immune systems must have a food safety manager certified in food safety present whenever hot, potentially hazardous, food is prepared. The certificates for the food safety managers must be prominently posted next to the license to operate. (Certificates must be removed if the person longer works there.)
After you submit your Food Mobile Service application call us at 401-222-2749 to schedule your required inspection. You will need to schedule at least to weeks for the inspection, and cannot open your business until you pass.
If your restaurant moves to a new location you need to reapply for a license.
Make sure all Food Safety Managers fulfill their training requirements.
All businesses that serve food are expected and required to keep that food safe. These businesses are diverse and include: restaurants, caterers, retail food establishments, cafeteria, healthcare and residential facilities. Though the licensing requirements vary all business must ensure that: