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633 Walnut Street Abilene, TX 79601Email Foodtruck Usergroup(325) 676-6291FAX (325) 676-6289
This application must be completed by the establishment owner or operator.
This review package, fully completed with attachments, must be submitted before Environmental Health Department staff can proceed with permitting. Failure to include all requested material will delay your review. Once review package and plans are submitted and deemed complete, Environmental Health Department staff will respond within 10 working days. Response of “see plans” will not be accepted. Applicant must complete each section of this document for approval. Please provide our department with phone number and email contact information of the person in charge of your project in order for your assigned inspector to address questions they may have in regards to your application.
Please fill out the Mobile Food Unit Location form after completing this form.
*Schedule is required to allow the Health Dept. to conduct inspections during operational times. Food Preparation and Vending Location schedule sent in by 1st of the month. If there isn’t a schedule, then notify Environmental Health by the 1st of the month. Changes in vending, at Vendors discretion, submit 24-hour notification to Environmental Health. Nonscheduled vending: After 2 warnings, 3rd violation may result in permit revocation.
*Environmental Health Division will not issue a food service permit to applicant until Fats, Oil, and Grease has approved their location for waste water disposal.
*Prior to permitting, a fire code permit from the fire marshal must be obtained.
* The complete electrical system, from source of equipment, shall be evaluated and confirmed by a Master Electrician to have sufficient service capacity and wiring to operate all electrical equipment at required capacities under all circumstance. This certification shall be submitted in writing on a document bearing the electrical business letter head, dated, and signed by the Master Electrician. The form shall bear the License Number of the electrician for verification purposes. This form shall be submitted prior to any inspections for permit.
A new electrical letter will be required for any mobile food unit that has not had an annual permit for the last 12 months by the City of Abilene. All mobile food units will provide an updated electrical letter every three years (36 months).
6. Food Preparation Procedures
List all of your menu items.
Explain the handling/preparation procedures for the following categories of food. Describe the process from receiving to service.
and hand washing.
7. Special Processes
The following special processes are not allowed in mobile food units.
ROP (Reduced Oxygen Packaging) including vacuum packaging, cook-chill, non-continuous cooking, etc.; use of additives to render a food non- TCS food, curing and smoking for preservation; and molluscan shellfish tanks are not allowed for mobile food units
8. Thawing Frozen TCS Food
9. Hot/Cold Holding
Equipment, Numbers and Capacities
Indicate by writing in the appropriate boxes how TCS food will be cooled to 41°F (5°C) within 6 hours (135°F to 70°F in 2 hours).
Thick meats = more than one inchThin Meats = one inch or less
Indicate foods to be cooled and Location of cooling method
12. Finish Schedule
Food-contact surfaces. All food contact surfaces, counters, or work surfaces in the establishment shall be smooth, non-absorbent and easily cleanable.
13. Pest/Rodent Control
Screening is required
14. Refuse, Recyclables, & Returnables
15. Water Supply/Heater
16. Sewage Disposal
Waste water disposal must be approved by Fat, Oil, & Grease Manager before food permit will be issued.
17. Backflow Prevention
19. Handwashing Sink(s)
The following items will be used for plan review of your facility and will be checked during the facility pre-inspection conducted by Environmental Health inspectors prior to permitting. All equipment should be installed and operational for pre inspection.
I hereby certify that the above information is correct, and I fully understand that any deviation from the above without prior permission form City of Abilene Environmental Health Department may delay final approval. I fully understand that a new permit application will be required for any mobile food unit that has not had an annual permit for the last 12 months by the City of Abilene. All mobile food units will provide an updated permit application every three years (36 months).
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