COMPACT MOBILE FOOD OPERATION (CMFO)
Prepackaged Compact Mobile Food Operation (CMFO) means an unenclosed mobile food facility that operates from an individual or from a pushcart, stand, display, pedal-driven cart, wagon, showcase, rack, or other nonmotorized conveyance, serving only prepackaged, non-potentially hazardous foods.
Unpackaged Compact Mobile Food Operation (CMFO) is a non-motorized Mobile Food Facility that is restricted to Limited Food Preparation as defined in the California Retail Food Code section 113818. Examples of menu items that easily fit within Limited Food Preparation include, but are not limited to: hot dogs, shaved ice, roasted nuts, sliced fruit, boiled corn, popcorn, or churros.
If either of the above applies to your planned operation, then your operation may qualify as a CMFO.
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MOBILE FOOD FACILITY PREPARATION UNIT (MFF) - Enclosed and Unenclosed Units
Applies to all other types of food preparation activies involving menu items and/or preparation processes that do not qualify as a CMFO.