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Inspections & Food Sanitation


Environmental Health

Food Sanitation Services

The Food Sanitation Services program of the Environmental Health Office maintains a food inspection program of food service establishments and caterers to protect the public's health. The office also provides health education and information on safe food handling practices. For information concerning this program, please call (716) 961-6800. 

Food Facility Inspections  NEW!

Temporary Food Stand Operator Information

To operate a temporary food stand, you must obtain an Erie County Health Permit and conform with the requirements of the State Sanitary Code for Temporary Food Service Establishments Part 14-2. Operation of a frozen dessert machine requires an additional fee of $25.

Please fill out the application and return it along with the proper fee to the address indicated at least five (5) days prior to the event to avoid an additional $40.00 late filing fee.

Your temporary stand is subject to inspection by this Department at any time during its operation to insure compliance with the State Sanitary Code.

If you require further information or have any questions regarding this matter, please contact: 

Environmental Health

503 Kensington Avenue

Buffalo, NY 14214

Phone:  (716) 961-6800

Fax: (716) 961-6880

Areas Served:  All areas in Erie County, NY

For Emergencies after regular business hours: 716-961-7898