Food Safety


Required Food Service Application Items

  • Food Service Application for a Permit
  • Food Service Application Fee
  • Food Service Floor Plan Application (for newly constructed or renovated kitchen facilities only)
  • Certificate of Food Safety Training (see Food Safety Training Requirements section below)
  • Worker’s Compensation AND Disability Benefits Coverage Certificates 
  • A scheduled pre-operational inspection of establishment with the Broome County Health Department (not required for Temporary Food Service Establishments)
  • Mobile Units (i.e. food trucks or carts), other than self-contained units, must have a commissary where the unit is serviced, cleaned, supplied, maintained and where the equipment, utensils and facilities are serviced, cleaned and sanitized.  Any food that is being manufactured, stored, prepared, portioned or packaged outside of the mobile unit must be done within a commissary.  A commissary is an establishment operated under license or permit of an appropriate regulatory authority.  

Note: Religious, fraternal or charitable organizations intending to serve food may be exempt from acquiring a food permit under section 14-1.184 of the NYS Sanitary Code.  Contact the Broome County Health Department for more information. 

New York State Sanitary Codes for Food Service Establishments

Emergency Procedures for Food Service Establishments


Educational Information

For Public

For Restaurants

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To Access Food Service Inspection Reports, click HERE

To file a complaint against a food service establishment, click HERE

Food Safety Training Requirement

Proof of food safety training will be required of owners and/or operators of food service establishments operating in Broome County.  For facility ownership changes or new facilities opening in Broome County, at least one representative will need to have proof of acceptable food safety training.  It is recommended that this training be completed prior to obtaining the permit.  If an applicant is unable to complete the required food safety training prior to opening facility, the training must be completed within 60 days of issuance of the temporary permit.  Failure to obtain an acceptable food safety training certificate after 60 days will result in facility closure.  Acceptable food safety training shall include ServSafe or other ANSI accredited food safety training.