Non Profit and For Profit vendors who are planning to operate a temporary food stand in Jackson County must complete a Temporary Food Vendor Application form and submit the form to our office, along with payment if necessary.
You are considered a temporary food vendor if you are set up for less than 14 consecutive days.
- Each event should have an Event Coordinator
- Sponsors of NON-PROFIT events may not be inspected by the Jackson County Health Department. This allows the organization, such as religious, charitable, educational and non-profit organizations, which are sponsoring the event to be responsible for all aspects of safe food handling of the food to be served to the public. Based on WV CODE 16-6-3 such non-profit entities are exempt of the food regulations during temporary food events.
- Profit vendors must serve food which is prepared on-site, purchased commercially, or prepared in an approved facility. JCHD may inspect the event to ensure compliance with WV64CSR17 which adopted the 2005 FDA Food Code.
- Non-profit participants may not be inspected by the Jackson County Health Department and will be responsible for the following: food is to be prepared and handled in hygienic conditions, food at the event is safe, the food is free from contamination, and the food vendors are aware of appropriate food safety practices, other state rules and guidelines relating to labeling, weights and measures, and business licensing.
- Jackson County Health Department will provide educational assistance as requested, but may not perform routine inspections of the event or non-profit vendors.
- Where there are many businesses and or volunteers participating in the event, the event coordinator must ensure that all use safe food practices.
- Anyone working in a food booth must have a current food handler's card
- Complete the EVENT CHECKLIST to help you monitor the event from start to finish.
- At the end of the event, provide the Jackson County Health Department with the completed EVENT CHECKLIST, retaining a copy for your records.
- NOTE: Temporary Vendor Applications should be submitted with your permit fee. Non-profit charitable, educational or religious vendors will not be charged a permit fee. The Jackson County Health Department must receive the applications at least one week in advance of the event. Effective January 1, 2015, all temporary permit applications will be a single event only.
Temporary_Food Vendor Application January 2015
Temporary Food Vendor Event Checklist
Guidelines for Operating a Temporary Food
Questions regarding temporary food vendors please contact our environmental staff via email or call (304)372-2634.