The Nebraska Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Consumer Protection (FSCP) focus area is responsible for food establishment inspections in Nebraska. We make routine inspections of the temporary food stands across the state. The Nebraska Food Code, adopted in the Nebraska Pure Food Act, includes the sanitation requirements for temporary food stands. A copy of the Food Code may be obtained online here.
A pre-opening inspection to assure the basic requirements are met is recommended. A permit is required prior to operating, unless you will only operate at one event per year for no more than two days. In this situation you may have an inspector complete our waiver form for you. The temporary food concession must still comply with any applicable requirements in the Nebraska Food Code. You may request an inspection by calling FSCP staff at 402-471-3422 or by contacting the area sanitarian.
Some of the basic requirements include: