Requirements apply to sale or distribution of food to the public by restaurants, cafeterias, mobile food facilities, catering services, and special events temporary food vendors.
Campus food facilities
Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) routinely inspects and permits all permanent food service facilities on UCSD property to ensure they maintain the highest standards of safe food handling and cleanliness. At a minimum, all facilities must comply with the California Retail Food Code (CalCode).
Food service employees receive training by Housing–Dining–Hospitality and must pass an exam demonstrating their knowledge of food handling sanitation before being permitted to work.
Temporary food facilities
To ensure the public does not become ill from a food event on campus, a Temporary Food Facility Permit is required to operate a temporary food facility at UC San Diego. Internal office potlucks and invitation only events are generally excluded from these requirements because they are considered private.
- See Temporary Food Facilities for permit applications.
- See Safety Training for Food Service Employees for training options.
Emergency preparedness resources
All documents are PDF
- Food Safety During Power Outages in Food Establishments, County of Orange, CA
- Food Safety Related to Power Outages, County of San Diego, CA
- Guidelines for Food Safety During Temporary Power Outages, State of California
- Information Regarding the Boil Water Order (Restaurants and Bars), County of San Diego, CA
- When Good Food Goes Bad: How to Tell if it's Safe to Eat, Cornell Medical College
Policies and regulations
- California Code of Regulations, Title 17, Public Health
- California Health and Safety Code, Division 104
- PPM 516-10.2 Environmental Sanitation – Food Service