A food warehouse is a business where prepackaged food, utensils, single-service articles, cleaning or servicing supplies for vending machines, mobile food units or food commissaries are stored. Food preparation and utensil washing are not allowed in a food warehouse.
Food warehouses are required to meet rules necessary to prevent the contamination of stored foods, single-service articles, utensils and equipment. In general, food warehouses are exempt from the rules relating to finished walls, ceilings or storage bases, light-colored surfaces, restrooms, lavatories and utility facilities as long as foods are protected from contamination caused by dust, insects, rodents, flooding, drainage or other contaminants.
For more information about the food code, visit the Food Code Adoption page.