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Regulations Governing the Sanitation and Safety of Annual Itinerant Food Establishments
WHEREAS, the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) has been established by the County of Clark and the cities of Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Mesquite, and Boulder City as the public Health Authority for those entities, and pursuant to Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) Chapter 439; has jurisdiction over all public health matters in the health district; and
WHEREAS, the Southern Nevada District Board of Health (Board) is the governing body of the SNHD, and is authorized to adopt regulations to regulate sanitation and sanitary practices in the interest of the public health, and to protect and promote the public health and safety in the geographical area subject to the jurisdiction of the health district and is specifically authorized to adopted regulations regarding food establishments as per NRS 446.940(2); and
WHEREAS, unsanitary conditions of food establishments constitute a hazard to public health and welfare, the Board finds that the sanitation and safety of annual itinerant food establishments does affect the public health, and finds that it is necessary to adopt Southern Nevada Health District Regulations Governing the Sanitation and Safety of Annual Itinerant Food Establishments to promote and regulate the safe and sanitary handling of food items in a temporary venue as per NRS 446.865; and
WHEREAS, the Board believes that the following Regulations are designed to protect and promote the public health and safety, it does therefore publish, promulgate and order compliance within Clark County, Nevada with the substantive and procedural requirements hereinafter set forth.
Intent and Scope
Intent: The purpose of these Regulations is to safeguard public health and provide to consumers food that is safe, unadulterated, and honestly presented in the specific setting of an annual itinerant food establishment. Annual itinerant food establishments serve food products to the public at Special Events and Farmers’ Markets.
Scope: These Regulations establish definitions, set standards for: annual Itinerant food establishment permit applications, plan review of the establishment and related activities; qualifications for persons-in-charge and food employees; food transportation, preparation, and storage facilities and food handling operations, equipment and utensils; and provides for permit issuance, inspection, employee restrictions, and permit suspension and/or revocation.