Health Department

Boone County Food Protection Program

 

The Boone County Health Department currently permits and inspects approximately two hundred and thirty  (230) food establishments within the county borders. "Retail food establishment" means an operation that stores, prepares, packages, serves, vends, or otherwise provides food for human consumption: where consumption is on or off the premises; and regardless of whether there is a charge for the food. Some examples of retail food establishment would be a catering operation, restaurant, grocery store, convenience store, or tavern.

 

Inspections are completed twice a year, as recommended by the Indiana State Department of Health. Temporary food permits are inspected once during the event. The health department will provide food safety presentations to food establishments and organizations, upon request.
 
To obtain a copy of the Indiana State Department of Health food services requirements, or for any additional information, please contact the Boone County Health Department. Copies of the county food codes are also available to local food establishment operators from the health department.

 

 

Change in Definition of

Temporary Food Establishments

in Boone County Ordinance 2006-15

 

Previous Definition:  Temporary Food Establishment means a Food Establishment that operates for a period of at least four (4) but not more than fourteen (14) consecutive days in conjunction with a single event or celebration  

 
New Definition:  Temporary Food Establishment means a Food Establishment that operates for a period of not more that fourteen (14) consecutive days in conjunction with a single event or celebration   
 
The Boone County Board of Health and the Boone County Board of Commissioners recently voted to amend the definition of Temporary Food Establishments in the Boone County Food Ordinance No. 2006-15.  The previous definition read, “Temporary Food Establishment means a Food Establishment that operates for a period of at least four (4) but not more than fourteen (14) consecutive days in conjunction with a single event or celebration.”  The previous definition only required temporary food establishments to obtain a permit from the Boone County Health Department at a few festivals and events in Boone County that lasted four (4) days or more; the Lebanon Fourth of July events, the Boone County 4H Fair, and the Trader’s Point Hunt Club Horseshow.  The new definition, “Temporary Food Establishment means a Food Establishment that operates for a period of not more that fourteen (14) consecutive days in conjunction with a single event or celebration”, requires operators of Temporary Food Establishments to obtain a permit from the Boone County Health Department before putting the establishment into operation for any amount of time.   
 
Please, have your completed Temporary Food Establishment Permit application and permit fee submitted to the Environmental Health Division of the Boone County Health Department no later than 10 working days before the scheduled date you want to start food service operations or your application may be denied.  Applications received later than 10 working days before the event may be subject to late fees.  If any Temporary Food Establishment is found to be operating in Boone County, Indiana without first obtaining the proper permits, they will possibly be facing a cease and desist abatement order, and fines and additional fees.  Also, temporary food establishments that will be serving potentially hazardous foods will need to submit a copy of the official certificate of the certified food handler that will be on sight during the event.
 

Cindy A. Murphy, RN

Administrator / Nursing & Vital Records Director

Boone County Office Building

116 W Washington St

Suite B202 Lebanon, IN 46052

765-482-3942cmurphy@co.boone.in.us

Office Hours

8 AM - 4 PM

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