Florida: State Regulating Agency Calls for Vendors to Participate in “2nd Mobile Food Vendor Fair “

By STAFF | MobileFoodNews.com

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) today called for mobile food vendors to register for its second Mobile Food Vendor Fair. The Department will hold the event on May 15, 2012 at its Tallahassee headquarters located at the Northwood Centre. There are more than 60 mobile food vendors and hot dog carts licensed in Leon and Wakulla counties, and all have been invited to participate.

DBPR licenses and regulates all food service establishments in the state, including mobile food vendors and hot dog carts. As one of the fastest growing segments of the Department’s food service licensees, mobile food vendors are a vital part of the state’s economy. The fair is part of a continued initiative for the Department to encourage business development, especially for small business owners and entrepreneurs. The event is open to the public.

Last December, DBPR hosted eight vendors and more than 300 people at its first ever Mobile Food Vendor Fair. Vendors will be required to check in with the Department in advance and undergo a full inspection from the Department’s Division of Hotels and Restaurants. The fair will be held from 5pm until 7pm at 1940 North Monroe Street in Tallahassee. More information on the Mobile Food Vendor Fair can be found at: http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/FoodFair5_15_12.html

The Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s mission is to license efficiently and regulate fairly. The Department licenses and regulates more than one million businesses and professionals ranging from hotels and restaurants, real estate agents and accountants to veterinarians, contractors and cosmetologists. For more information, please visit www.MyFloridaLicense.com.