What is a Shared Permanent Food Facility (SPFF)? EHS has identified two general types of permanent food facilities that may be approved to share their facilities whereby a dependent food service operator may obtain a health permit:
- Commissaries are intentionally designed to be used by mobile food facilities such that the operational requirements of the mobile food facility can be achieved.
- Existing Retail Permanent Food Facilities can be used by caterers, food entrepreneurs, small-scale food producers, and temporary food facility (food booth) operators who prepare foods in advance of a community event (as opposed to within their temporary food facility during the community event).
A dependent food service operator may be a mobile food facility operator, a temporary food facility (food booth) operator, may provide direct sales of food products at the leased or rented permitted food establishment or host facility, or may perform off-site catering operations.
A SPFF may be a permitted commissary or any other permitted retail permanent food facility, such as a market or restaurant, wherein the permit holder leases or rents kitchen facilities to dependent food service operators. The SPFF must possess the adequate space and equipment necessary for the safe operation of the dependent food sevice operation utilizing it's services. This permanent food facility operator will possess an approved permanent food facility permit.
SPFFs are categorized into four tier classifications. These classifications determine the level of accommodation the facility can provide to various types of dependent food service operations. Click here to view the tier classification criteria.
Please see the list below of Tier 4 classified facilities approved to provide services to MFFs. A link to the facility's website is provided if available. The agency will be evaluating all Food facilities who provide services to MFFs to determine compliance. Approved existing facilities will be listed here when it is determined they are compliant for the MFF type they plan to serve.