Food Establishment Licensing and Permitting
In Idaho, an establishment that offers Time/Temperature Control for Safety Foods (TCS) must be licensed by the local regulatory authority. This includes, but is not limited to, restaurants, grocery stores, convenience stores, institutions, mobile food trucks/carts, temporary event vending, processors, caterers. If you are unsure if your operation is required to be licensed or believe your product is a low risk/cottage food, please see the section below or contact Southwest District Health.
Please follow the link to our online application and payment portal for further information on food establishment licensing.
Cottage foods are foods made in a person’s home or other designated location and sold directly to a consumer. They include foods that are defined in the IDAHO FOOD CODE as non-Time/Temperature Control for Safety (nonTCS) foods. Examples of cottage foods include: baked goods that do not require refrigeration, fruit jams and jellies, honey, fruit pies, breads, cakes that do not require refrigeration, pastries and cookies that do not require refrigeration, candies and confections that do not require refrigeration, dried fruits, dry herbs, dry seasonings and mixtures, cereals, trail mixes and granola, nuts, vinegar and flavored vinegars, popcorn and popcorn balls, or tinctures that do not make medicinal claims.
Submit your assessment application to firstname.lastname@example.org. Online support is coming soon.
Certified Food Protection Manager Training
Southwest District Health instructs the CFPM course on a regular basis. Please use the link to our online portal below for more information and to sign up for a class.