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Health Dept. reminding vendors to obtain permits before events

Posted at 1:55 PM, Jul 03, 2019

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Omaha festival season is upon us and with that comes a number of tasty food options. Before people get ready to sell their edible creations at special events, the Douglas County Health Department wants to remind them that they will need to be inspected and granted a permit.

“Food safety is a primary focus of the Health Department,” said Douglas County Health Director Dr. Adi Pour. “This is a matter of concern for people in every part of our community. Please plan ahead so your food sales operation can be properly inspected and permitted.”

They want to remind people that it is illegal to sell food at special events without a permit. They say the public's health is at the heart of their reminder and that anyone without one will be ordered to stop.

“We want everyone to enjoy the many outstanding community events that are scheduled for the rest of the year,” Dr. Pour said. “Avoiding food borne illnesses is only the first step but one where we can help.”

Anyone with questions is asked to call the Douglas County Health Department at (402) 444-7488.

They have provided this list of events at which vendors will need a permit.