Health Codes and Your Shaved Ice Business
As with any food establishment, the handling and storage of food should be done with the utmost care. Not only will this help meet local health requirements, but it will also help in developing a fine reputation with your customers.
Every state has different requirements for shaved ice businesses. Some do not inspect or regulate shaved ice businesses at all. Other states require quarterly inspections. Some states require running hot water and a sewage drain while other states have no requirements for water and sewage.
It is extremely important that you meet with your state’s health department or officials before spending money on your business. If you are unsure who to contact, try looking in your local phone book under the Department of Health. You may try visiting a local restaurant and ask the manager what the government agency or department or official regulates and inspects their establishment.