Food Code Demonstration of Knowledge
The Idaho Food Code requires a Person in Charge to be present at all times of food service and preparation and who can demonstrate knowledge of food safety practices. Completion of one of the following examinations and courses meets the demonstration of knowledge requirements in Section 2-102.11 of the Idaho Food Code. Some courses will result in a fee so the user should review the course before deciding whether to use it or not. The State of Idaho does not endorse any one particular course.
Southeastern Idaho Public Health and the food industry share the responsibility for ensuring that our food is safe. Our Environmental Health Specialists provide the following services in the food program:
Permit and inspect all regulated food establishment.
Review plans for new and remodeled food establishments.
Help and answer any food related questions the public may have.
Investigate food complaints and take corrective action if needed.
Offer online training videos and a link to the Health and Welfare State Food Safety Test.
Plan Review and Permit application procedure:
Southeastern Idaho Public Health (SIPH) requires food establishments to receive approval of plans and specifications prior to obtaining a food license. The following establishments will be required to submit plans and specifications for approval prior to starting operations: new food establishment, remodeled establishment, or an establishment that is changing food operations (fast food to full service).
One full set of plans and specifications must be submitted to SIPH at a minimum of thirty (30) days before the date planned for opening (Idaho Food Code 8-302.11). Mobile food units must also comply with this requirement. Mobile food units that can establish that they were licensed by another Idaho Health District are exempt since the establishment had prior approval. The applicant for a license must be the legal owner or the agent of the legal owner of the food establishment.
SIPH prefers both the plan review and application for a food permit be submitted and all fees paid at the same time.
Food Establishment Plan Review Application:
Information needed for Food Establishment License application:
Name and mailing address of the applicant
The type of food establishment planned (mobile unit, restaurant, retail store, etc.)
Name of the establishment
Mailing address and location of the establishment
The signatures of the individuals comprising the legal ownership or the agent of the legal owner
A copy of the menu
A copy of the establishment plans, including:
Equipment list with the make and model specifications
Food Establishment Permit Applications
Contact the local building, fire, plumbing and electrical department for their requirements. If alcohol beverages are to be sold, contact the Alcohol Beverage Control Bureau (Idaho Department of Law Enforcement) for approval.
A license shall be issued for a new food establishment when:
The required plans, specifications and information requested by SWDH have been reviewed and approved
The properly completed application has been submitted and license fee receipted
A preoperational inspection has been completed
A renewal application and license fee must be submitted by December 1st of each year for the forthcoming year which starts January 1st.
Food Safety Training Links & Downloads
| Manager Food Safety State Test||July 26th, 2013|
| Part 1: Introduction||July 26th, 2013|
| Part 2: Holding Time & Temperatures||July 26th, 2013|
| Part 3: Poor Personal Hygiene||July 26th, 2013|
| Part 4: Inadequate Cooking & Contaminated Equipment||July 26th, 2013|
| Part 5: Adulterated Food||July 26th, 2013|
| Part 6: Review||July 26th, 2013|
| Idaho Food Safety Manual||October 21st, 2013|
| Idaho Food Code||July 26th, 2013|
| Safe Food Worker Handbook||October 21st, 2013|
| ServSafe® Manager Online Course||July 26th, 2013|
| ServSafe® Food Handler Program||July 26th, 2013|
| ServSafe®||July 26th, 2013|
Food Establishments Links & Downloads
| Idaho Food Code|
| Facility Requirements|
| Prospective Food Establishment Operator|
| Request for Public Records|
| Consumer Advisory Labels|
| How to Pass an Inspection|
Food Establishments Applications
| Food License Application|
| IDAHO COTTAGE FOOD RISKASSESSMENT|
Food Establishments Plan Review Docs
| Plan Review Application|
| FOOD ESTABLISHMENT PLAN REVIEW FORM|
- Bingham County
- Carolee Cooper
- Bannock & Oneida Counties
- Elisha Mabey
- Bannock & Bingham Counties
- Ken Keller
- Power & Butte Counties
- Mike Reas
- Food Program Coordinator - Franklin County
- Kevin Blanch
- Caribou & Bear Lake Counties
- Jesse Anglesey
|Full Mobile w/o Commissary||$65.00|
|Mobile Unit or Temporary with Commissary||$85.00|
|2 or More Licenses Under Common Ownership||$150.00|
|2nd School Inspections||$65.00|
|Plan Review Fee||$140.00|
|These fees are subject to change.|