Dogs & Food Establishments
Would you like to allow dogs in an outdoor dining area? If you the answer is yes, contact you food safety inspector to learn more about obtaining a code Variance.
With the exception of service animals, the Retail Food Code prohibits all animals from both the indoor and outdoor premises of a food establishment. A Variance review and approval is required before dogs can join owners on your food establishment patio. The variance review covers topics such as handwashing, disposal, and cleaning to help prevent the transfer of disease from animals to people.