Home Restaurant Legislative Initiatives
Steve Mandernach, Executive Director, AFDO; Ken Chandler, REHS, Program Chief, Retail Food/ Recreational Health, Riverside County Department of Environmental Health
November 16, 2021
Program teams were encouraged to participate in a webinar concerning a new legislative trend that would allow in-home restaurants and home cooking operations. These operations are based on a concept where foods, including temperature controlled for safety (TCS) foods, are prepared, cooked, and served from private homes. These meals can be dine-in, take-out, delivery, sold through online marketplaces, or other methods. Most legislation is calling for permitting and inspection of these private homes by the food regulatory authority. AFDO invites you to collaborate on this topic and to assist your jurisdiction in preparing for possible legislation while providing resources and tools to help ensure safe food is provided to consumers.
Please review the following documents found at the links below. Here you will find proposed model legislations and regulations developed by Cook Alliance to assist states who are interested in expanding food freedom and who are introducing this concept to adopt, regulate, and inspect facilities in this latest food freedom trend.
- Steve Mandernach, Executive Director, AFDO
- Ken Chandler, REHS, Program Chief, Retail Food/ Recreational Health, Riverside County Department of Environmental Health