Georgia Department of Health Food Cart License Information
Health code regulations are dictated by Georgia County Health Departments and as a result, they vary across the state of Georgia. In addition to determining what types of foods are allowed to be served, these local health departments may dictate what equipment should be installed on a hot dog cart or any food cart.
County requirements also ensure that the food cart has built-in facilities for achieving appropriate hygiene levels for the cart, the equipment and utensils being used, and the operator handling the food. This may include hot and cold running water, an insulated ice box, and a number of separate sinks for washing hands and utensils. Some areas specify that a cart have as many as four of these sinks.
Georgia local or state codes may require the cart to be physically inspected by the local health department, and that a cart operator attend a training course in safe food handling and preparation.
- State of Georgia Department of Health Link
- Georgia County Health Department and Cities Links
- Georgia Regional Health Departments Reference Map