The Sweetwater Jaycees Rattlesnake Round-Up is approaching fast, and this event brings many temporary food vendors. A temporary food vendor is a food establishment that operates for a period of no more than 14 consecutive days in conjunction with a single event or celebration. All temporary food vendors should have a copy of their last inspection form visible to customers. The public can help control unpermitted individuals and organizations from selling food by asking if they are permitted.
â€śYou take a risk of getting a food-borne illness when you eat from vendors that are not permitted,â€ť said Linda Kite, Public Health Promotions Coordinator for the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department.
Individuals and organizations cannot sell food to the public without a county health permit as required by State and County law.
â€śIf you plan to sell food, you must first contact the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department, located at 301 E. 12th to request an application,â€ť said Kite. â€śFollowing the application, the temporary food vendorâ€™s establishment must pass an inspection.â€ť
If you have any questions, contact Don Ware or Linda Kite at 235-5463 or come by the health department. Applications can be download from website at www.nolancountyhealth.com, under the Environmental Health section.