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Food Establishment Requirements
These recommendations by the USDA are helpful guidelines to follow should you experience the adverse effects of a storm. DeSoto Food Establishments should contact the local Health Department as soon as possible if affected. DeSoto Health Department | 972.230.9600 |

USDA Consumer Alert:   Your Holiday Food Safety Shopping List
It's time to prepare for a holiday that's safe and not stressful! In a few weeks, you'll be busy with recipes and relatives. Prepare for the holidays now by stocking up on the basic food safety items you'll need using our Food Safety Shopping List.
From kitchen clean-up to leftover storage, this list ensures you will be fully stocked to Fight BAC!® and keep your family and visitors food safe over the holidays.
Join us this holiday season for recipes, tips and tricks to stay food safe!
Visit today to start planning!

Planning tip:
Hardy vegetables such as onions, carrots and potatoes can be purchased one week ahead of the holiday meal, while salad greens and perishable vegetables should not be purchased until the day before.

2013 The Partnership for Food Safety Education    
The non-profit Partnership for Food Safety Education saves lives and improves public health through research-based, actionable, consumer food safety initiatives that reduce foodborne illness.  

Helpful Food Establishment documents for reference

DeSoto General Construction Standards

DeSoto Health Permit Application

Temporary Event Guidelines 

A temporary food service establishment is a food establishment that operates at a fixed location for a period of not more that (14) consecutive days in conjunction with a single event or celebration.