The Food & Milk Inspection unit monitors food offered for consumption to ensure it is free from adulteration, properly labeled, identifiable and manufactured at an approved source.
The Housing/Health Inspections Division issues a Permit to Operate a Food Establishment to any place where food is prepared and/or offered to the public. The facility may also require a Common Victualer's License from the License Commission located in room 404 at City Hall.
Applications for all food permits can be obtained from the Food Protection Program located at 25 Meade Street, Room 100, or by calling (508) 799-8539.
Temporary permits are required for all events held at locations away from permitted establishments. Temporary permits require an application to be filed and are issued from 1 to 15 consecutive days.
No. A new permit must be issued in the new owner's name.
In order to operate a mobile food unit, the operator must obtain a Mobile Food Permit from this unit. The owner or operator must also have a valid Hawkers and Peddlers License issued from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
A caterer is required to register if they are providing services in the City of Worcester.
The Food Safety Managers Certification Program is a nationally recognized program, designed to train and certify food service employees in food safety and protection. It is a requirement for all food service establishments.
Complaints can be reported directly to the Food Protection Program at (508) 799-8539, or online via the Online Customer Service Center.