Brief Overview of Mehko

California bill (assembly bill no. 626) signed into law on September 18, 2018 establishes a new legal entity called microenterprise home kitchen operation or simply mehko as a new type of retail food facility. In other words, individuals can operate a ‘restaurant’ in their private residence. However unlike a traditional restaurant, there are certain restrictions…

List of Local Environmental Health Agencies

If you are wondering how to apply for a mehko permit we would recommend contacting your local environmental health agency. We have done some of the homework for you and compiled the following list of local environmental health agencies and their respected phone number or other type of contact information. Is your Local Environmental Health…

List of California Counties that have Approved MEHKO Operations

Riverside County Riverside County is accepting application for MEHKO’s. Feel free to reach out to Riverside County directly. “To reach Riverside County Environmental Health staff by telephone during office hours (Monday-Friday 7:00am-5:30pm PST) please call us toll free at (888) 722-4234.” Visit The Riverside County Department of Environmental Health Website: http://rivcoeh.org/ or more specifically http://rivcoeh.org/Programs/homebased_kitchen_operations Solano…

CHAPTER 11.6. 2019 California Food Retail Code

CHAPTER 11.6. Microenterprise Home Kitchen Operation 114367. (a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), the governing body of a city or county, or city and county, shall have full discretion to authorize, by ordinance or resolution, the permitting of microenterprise home kitchen operations in accordance with this chapter. (b) A permit issued by a county…

List of Internet Food Service Intermediaries (IFSI)

Here is a (growing) list of Internet Food Service Intermediaries in California. https://potluckcommunity.com/ https://CookedNearby.com https://foodnome.com (Corona, Riverside County) http://www.athomegrub.com (Corona, Riverside County) https://homemadefood.app/ Please let me know if you would like me to add your app to this list.

Internet Food Service Intermediaries (IFSI)

An internet food service intermediary (IFSI) is an entity that facilitates the sale of home cooked meals offered by microenterprise home kitchen operations (MEHKO) through a web and or mobile platform. Internet food service intermediary (IFSI) can generate revenues through advertisements, collecting fees and or other means. FSIs have responsibilities and must register with the…