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UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 14, 2016

DOH Reminds Vendors to Obtain Health Permits

ALL vendors participating in the 2016/2017 Crucian Christmas Carnival are required to obtain a health permit in order to operate a food establishment during this Carnival Season. The Department of Health is reminding vendors that applications for health permits must be submitted by Tuesday, December 27th. 

The Department of Health’s Enforcement Officers will be conducting inspections to ensure all food vendors are in full compliance; all vendors must be in full compliance. Citations and tickets will be issued for individuals that are not in compliance.

TITLE NINETEEN  Health  
PART VI.  REGULATORY PROVISIONS CONCERNING PUBLIC HEALTH  
Chapter 53.  Sanitation  
Subchapter II.  Regulation of Business Establishments

19 V.I.C. § 1433  (2016)

§ 1433.  Health permit

In addition to a license to do business, all persons who operate restaurants or itinerant restaurants, who serve or manufacture frozen desserts, soft drinks or ice, who introduce for sale, offer for sale, sell or have in storage meat or meat products, or who operate meat or poultry packing or canning establishments, shall obtain from the Commissioner a health permit in order to carry on such business. The Department of Health may not require a person who holds a valid, annual health permit for a mobile food service to obtain additional health permits for operating a mobile food service at multiple locations during Carnival, festivals and other public events, if within at least five business days before the event, the person notifies the Department in writing, of the dates and the location of the sites at which he intends to operate. Such health permit shall be posted in a conspicuous place within the business establishment.

HISTORY: --Amended Apr. 16, 2007, No. 6917, § 8, Sess. L. 2007, p. 16.

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