Chef’s Tip – ChefBnB.org is now a “Licensed Food Service Intermediary”, List your MEHKO here with confidence!
ChefBnB.org is excited to be one of the first “Licensed Food Service Intermediary’s” for MEHKO’s in California!
Please read the information below if you are unfamiliar with MEHKO’s and then list your MEHKO on our site.
Attention to all MEHKO’s Microenterprise Home Kitchen Operations:
We are required to post this information in order for your MEHKO to advertise on a IFSI or Internet Food Service Intermediary.
1- The IFSI will be registered with the California Department of Public Health* Chefbnb.org is awaiting our registration from them.
2- The IFSI can not accept payment from the customer and send the MEHKO payment, the money must go from the customer to the MEHKO directly. **This is a recent change and from the 1/1/2019 posting on the CDPH website under General requirements for Internet Food Service Intermediares.
3- To advertise with us you cannot use the word CATERING in your advertisement, that includes any other websites we may have us link you to.
4- We are required to inform the MEHKO of all requirements specified in California Retail Food Code Chapter 11.6 prior to publication of the MEHKO’s offer of food for sale.
**We hereby with this posting notify you of these requirements on our chefbnb.org/MEHKO web page see RTFC 11.6 requirements-**This page is being created. Currently you can visit the CDPH website https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/FoodSafetyProgram/MicroenterpriseHomeKitchenOperations and you will find the food code under the heading Regulations and Statues.
5- We are required to conspicuously how a consumer can report to the IFSI a food safety complaint, and with the local enforcement agency. The local agency will be Riverside County Environmental Health Agency.
*To contact Riverside County you can go to www.rivcoeh.org/Complaint and fill out the form. Phone is (888) 722-4234 after hours- (951) 782-2968
*To contact me Chef Michael Garahan with a complaint please fill out the form on our chefbnb.org/MEHKO/Complaint
6- We are required to submit the name and permit number of a MEHKO to the local enforcement agency if we receive three or more related individual food safety-related complaints.
*The CDPH General Requirements page 1/1/2019 adds to the above statement “that has made a purchase through its Internet Web Site.
We will notify the local enforcement agency if we receive three or more related complaints.
7- We will clearly state our fees associated with the amount being charged for the services on its Internet website or mobile application.
8- We are required to post if the MEHKO has liability insurance that covers any incidences arising from the sale or consumption of food listed or promoted.
9- We will provide on our chefbnb.org/MEHKO page a dedicated location for posting of your permit number