A. Required; exceptions. It shall be unlawful for any person to operate any food handling establishment in which food is prepared, sold, processed or manufactured, or served for public consumption, without first applying for and receiving a food vending permit for such operation issued by the Health Department under the provisions of this chapter. Retail food production and marketing establishments shall not be subject to the provisions of this chapter.
B. Applicability of section. The food handling establishments to which this section applies shall include, but not be limited to, any restaurant, itinerant restaurant, food vehicle, food vessel, bakery, food processing establishment and ice plant located in the city and any vending machine business operating vending machines in the city, regardless of the location of the facilities from which they are served.
C. Application. Every applicant for a food vending permit shall file with the Health Department a written application, which shall state the name and address of the applicant, the location of the food handling establishment, the character of the establishment which is proposed to be conducted and such other information as the Health Department may require.
D. Criteria for issuance—investigation by Health Department. No permit shall be granted, renewed or reinstated, unless the Health Department determines, upon making an investigation, that the food handling establishment for which the application is made is equipped, operated and maintained in a safe, sanitary and healthful manner, and that no conditions exist in the establishment which are, or which may be, unsafe, insanitary, unwholesome or detrimental to the health of the patrons, consumers, employees or the general public.
E. Same—compliance with state and local laws, and the like. No permit shall be granted, renewed or reinstated unless the Health Department determines that the condition of the food handling establishment is in accordance with the requirements of all applicable provisions of the Cal. Health & Safety Code, of this chapter and of all rules and regulations promulgated under the sections below, and that such food handling establishments are capable of being operated in accordance with such laws and regulations.
F. Expiration; posting. Permits may be granted at any time during the year, but all permits shall expire at the end of the calendar year. Each permit shall be posted in a conspicuous place on the food handling establishment or vehicle for which it is issued.
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