Mobile Outdoor Food Service Unit ANNUAL INSPECTION EVENT
Wednesday, April 13, 2022
09:00 to 16:00 Hours
Richmond Ice Centre, 14140 Triangle Road, Richmond
Wednesday April 13, 2022 is the only date for your free MOFSU Fire and Life Safety Inspection. The 2022 MOFSU Inspection Event has been arranged as a joint venture with Richmond Fire-Rescue and the Greater Vancouver Fire Chief’s Association inspection group.
Compliant MOFSU’s will be able to obtain both a Richmond Fire-Rescue and Lower Mainland inspection decal.
All inspections must be booked in advance using the link:
If you are unable to attend this free inspection day, you may request an inspection from RFR using the link:
April 30th, 2022 – All film industry catering and craft services vehicles will be required to meet all requirements of the GVFCA Mobile Vendor Food Guidelines by no later than April 30th, 2022.
GREATER VANCOUVER FIRE CHIEFS ASSOCIATION
MOBILE FOOD VENDORS – METRO VANCOUVER PUBLIC OVERVIEW
Mobile food vendors, in the form of self-propelled trucks or vehicles, trailered units, carts, or rudimentary table-top set-ups, have been growing in numbers throughout the Lower Mainland in recent years. Mobile food vendors often travel between municipalities to work and may not be part of a routine inspection process which would ensure compliance with the BC Fire Code and other life safety requirements.
In order to create a regional approach to mobile food vendor inspections, the Greater Vancouver Fire Chiefs Association has developed a guideline and approval process for mobile food vendors throughout the Lower Mainland. The application of a regional approach will not only create a set of standardized requirements but will also help expedite approvals for mobile food vendors who travel throughout the Lower Mainland across multiple municipalities.
Any operator of a mobile food vending unit that is used outdoors for the preparation and dispensing of food or beverages and that contains cooking appliances or associated equipment may have to comply with these guidelines. Mobile food vending includes the preparation and serving of food and/or beverages with the use of cooking facilities, apparatus or equipment contained within but not limited to:
Self-propelled trucks and vehicles,
Any outdoor cooking processes directly associated to the above.
Some mobile vendors will not be part of this approval process; however many of the requirements contained within these guidelines will apply. On-site inspections may be conducted by the local fire department to ensure compliance with relevant parts of these guidelines and local regulations. These include:
Standalone cooking processes (e.g. equipment located under a canopy and not associated to mobile food vending), and
Trucks, vehicles, trailered units, carts and other cooking processes that do not contain any propane or 120V or greater electrical systems (e.g. battery powered only).