Limited Food Service Establishments prepare and serve food only at amateur athletic events. Permits for limited food service establishments can only be issued to:
- Political subdivisions of the State (towns, cities)
- Establishments operated by volunteers that prepare or serve food at amateur athletic events
- Establishments operated by organizations that are exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) or section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Examples would be high school concession stands or concessions at recreational sports leagues.
Limited Food Stands must apply annually for their permits by filling out the Limited Food Stand Application and pay the $75 permit fee. Limited Food Stand Permits expire on December 31st every year.
Limited food service establishments are inspected once or twice a year depending on how long during the season the stand is operated. Grades are not required to be posted in these facilities.
Health inspections focus on the food handling practices that most often result in foodborne illness. The same grade sheet that is used to evaluate restaurants is used to evaluate Limited Food Stands during inspections.
WANT TO SET UP A CONCESSION STAND FOR YOUR SCHOOL OR ORGANIZATION?
Contact Rockingham County Environmental Services at 336-342-8180, fill out the Limited Food Stand Application and review The Rules Governing the Sanitation of Food Service Establishments
If you have a concern about food safety at an establishment, speak to the manager directly. If you still have concerns, you may also call us at 336-342-8180 to register a complaint.