FAQ

What about Canned/Jarred/Bottled foods products?
Canned/Jarred/Bottled foods products that are sold directly to the end consumer by the producer are SCDHEC regulated and will require a Retail Food Establis...
Wed, 25 Aug, 2021 at 12:43 AM
What about Mobile Food?
Mobile food unit operations are required to be permitted and to operate in conjunction with a permitted commissary and required to return to the base daily...
Wed, 25 Aug, 2021 at 12:44 AM
What is a Commissary?
A commissary is a permitted retail food establishment that is authorized by the Department to provide support of operations, storage, and servicing area fo...
Wed, 25 Aug, 2021 at 12:44 AM
What about Catering from Home?
Catering operations are required to obtain retail food establishment permit prior to opening. They must meet the same standards as all retail food service....
Wed, 25 Aug, 2021 at 12:45 AM
What about retail Bakeries at Home?
A retail bakery operation located at a home is required to obtain a retail food permit prior to opening. The retail baking kitchen must be separate from th...
Wed, 25 Aug, 2021 at 12:45 AM
What products does DHEC permit?
DHEC permits retail food establishments such as: Restaurants Grocery Stores Food Trucks School Cafeterias Convenience Stores Other Food Service Opera...
Wed, 25 Aug, 2021 at 12:48 AM
DHEC - Food Safety Permit Exemptions
There are a number of different situations and types of facilities that are not required to have a DHEC issued permit and do not have to undergo inspections...
Wed, 25 Aug, 2021 at 1:00 AM