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Limited Food Service "Concession Stands"

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Limited Food Service "Concession Stands"

     Concession building & restrooms

Concession stand Food Safety Video


Limited Food Service Establishments or commonly called Concession Stands, are typically those sponsored by a Town,
School, PTA or Athletic Booster Club. These stands may prepare and/or serve potentially hazardous food like hot dogs and pizza at the amateur athletic events. Permits for limited food service establishments can only be used for:

  • Political subdivisions of the State (Towns, Cities),
  • Establishments operated by volunteers that prepare or serve food at amateur athletic events, or
  • Establishments operated by organizations that are exempt from federal income tax, under section 501 (c) (3) or section 501(c) (4) of the Internal Revenue Code

Educational Documents/Links
Limited Food Service/Concession Stand Application
Limited Food Service Hand Wash Sign
Limited Food Service Establishment Brochure
Food Service Inspection reports 
NC Food Code Manual
NC Rules Governing the Food Protection and Sanitation of Food Establishments (.2600)  


Applications: All Limited Food Stand Applications are due to this office 30 days prior to seasonal operation. Permits must be issued prior to food being served.
Limited food service establishments are subject to unannounced inspections at least twice per year. Sanitation scores
are posted in a conspicuous location designated by the regulatory authority.

Contact the Chatham County Environmental Health at 919-542-8208
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