To make it easy to get a temporary food establishment permit, Spokane Regional Health District created this process.
Below, the process and forms are presented at a higher level.
A temporary food establishment (TFE) is defined as operating:
A Temporary Food Establishment may require a special permit from Spokane Regional Health District’s Food Safety program in order to sell food and/or drink.
Examples of Temporary Food Establishments include food vendors at:
Food establishment operators may want to limit the foods you serve to Level 1 Menu Items (pdf) to lower the Temporary Food Establishment permit fee. Menu items on the Lower Risk Temporary Food Establishment list are less likely to make people sick from food borne illnesses.
There are also several food items that are exempt from permit, but that may still require approval to serve from the health district.
Reporting unsafe practices and illnesses helps the health district identify potential food-borne disease outbreaks.