This document is for educational purposes only and should not be considered a replacement to reading the Food Code and Michigan Food Law of 2000, copies of which are available at www.michigan.gov/mda.
This document is a modified version of a checklist prepared by the Food and Drug Administration and the Conference for Food Protection. It is intended to be a guide for the temporary food service industry, the Michigan Department of Agriculture, and Michigan’s local health departments.
The checklist is also useful for special transitory food units (STFUs) that operate similar to temporary food establishments.
A “Temporary Food Establishment” means a food establishment which operates at a fixed location for a temporary period not to exceed 14 consecutive days.