Vendor Handbook – Food Transportation/Storage Requirements

Food Transportation and Storage Requirements for Food Prepared On Site

  • Food must be transported, stored, and maintained at proper temperature
  • Food storage thermometers are required
  • When transporting cold foods put the covered food in a cooler with ice or frozen gel packs and place the cooler in the coolest part of the vehicle
  • Frozen foods must be transported in freezers or in a manner that can keep them frozen
  • Coolers and containers used to transport and to store food and equipment must be clean
  • Food and equipment must be protected against contamination from dust, insects, cleaning products and other sources
  • Food must be stored in clean and tightly covered food-only containers or single-use food bags, wraps, or foil
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