4626.1850 Food Carts

Published: 2015

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4626.1850 FOOD CARTS.

The provisions of this part apply to food carts.


A food cart shall meet NSF International Standard No. 59 for Food Carts, which is incorporated by reference in part 4626.0505.


A food cart located outdoors shall be equipped with an easily cleanable, detachable awning or umbrella to prevent adulteration of food.


A food cart component that requires cleaning and maintenance shall be returned to an approved permanent food establishment each day of food cart operation for supply and cleaning.


Except for cleaning and supply, a food cart operation shall be accomplished entirely from a single self-contained unit.


A mechanical exhaust system complying with NSF International Standard No. 2, which is incorporated by reference in part 4626.0505, and part 4626.1475 shall be provided for a food cart used indoors when grease-laden cooking vapor, condensation, fumes, obnoxious or disagreeable odors, or smoke are generated in a cooking process. All food carts designed for cooking grease-laden foods shall be equipped with an approved fire protection system.


A food cart where food is prepared shall be equipped with a handwashing device supplied with hot and cold running water, soap, nail brush, and paper towels.


Hot and cold water shall be supplied under pressure or by gravity with a mixing faucet.


A water inlet shall be protected from contamination and designed to preclude attachment of a nonpotable service connection.


A water tank shall comply with the provisions for an alternate water supply in parts 4626.1035 and 4626.1135 to 4626.1175.


Only single-service articles are permitted.


Where an approved three-compartment sink is not present, multiuse food preparation, service, and dispensing utensils shall be washed at a permanent food establishment each day of use.


A waste holding tank and waste removal shall comply with parts 4626.1180 to 4626.1220.