Washington Department of Health Food Cart License Information
Food Safety Rules and Regulations
Chapter 246-215 WAC provides the safety standards for food served or sold to the public in Washington State. Washington adopted the 2001 edition of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Food Code, with some modifications. The FDA Food Code was developed with extensive input from members of the food service industry, the scientific community, and food safety regulators throughout the country. It incorporates the latest knowledge of food science and technology. The Food Code serves as the basis for food service rules in most states and provides Washington with rules that are more consistent with the national food safety standards.
Health code regulations are dictated by Washington County Health Departments and as a result, they may vary across the state of Washington. 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.
Always check with your local Washington county health department to confirm your hot dog carts requirements.
- Washington State Department of Health Link
- Washington State County Health Department Links
- Washington State County Health Departments Reference Map
Washington Department of Health Food Cart License