EpidemicDuring this period, to pass the boring time, many residents entered the kitchen to learn cooking skills, and neighbors also shared with each other.Delicious food, Some residents with good cooking skills have also developed into business, packaging and selling food to subsidize their families. To encourage the recovery of the home kitchen and catering industry, Santa Clara County allocated $6 million in subsidies to household heads and small business owners hardest hit by the pandemic.
The Ministry of Environmental Health, which is in charge of food safety inspections in Shengxian County, will allocate 5.85 million yuan to 5,400 registered catering facilities. This allocation will be transferred directly into the accounts of small business owners to reduce catering license fees in 2023. , Another $140,000 will be used to waive license fees to participate in the Home Kitchen Operations program.
as of 2019CaliforniaThe bill passed by the state states that the scope of operation of Micro Enterprise Home Kitchens (MEHKO) is limited to providing 30 meals per day or 60 meals per week. All mistakes must be prepared and served the same day. employees other than full-time family members, and the verifiable annual sales of each business shall not exceed 58,275 yuan. Customers can dine in at home or pick up their own food.
Although home kitchens are exempt from many food facility requirements, they are still required to be inspected by the Sanctuary County Department of Environmental Health.
Anne Chang, Chinese information officer for the county government, explained that food cooked in home kitchens cannot be sold on the street, so food trucks and street vendors do not belong to the category of home kitchens.
“The purpose of county government is to encourage everyone to act reasonably and legally.” Zhang Ziyu said, “With the license issued by the Ministry of Environmental Sanitation, home cooks can also buy with more confidence, and when home cooks promote in the community, they are more confident as well. Inspirational “
Zhang Ziyu said that all participants in the home kitchen will complete a food safety certification course, and the staff will explain food hygiene and safety regulations in detail. “The application fee is free for 2023. This is a great opportunity for residents who are already selling food or planning to enter the catering industry.” Zhang Ziyu said, “The Department of Environmental Health will hold an explanation session this year and multilingual assistance is available.”
County Speaker Susan Ellenberg (Susan Ellenberg) said that when people know that the business is licensed by the county and the food has been inspected, diners can eat safely.
The annual fee to operate a home kitchen is $635, plus a one-time application fee of $340. Thanks to this grant, the application fee will be waived for one year.
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The food industry has been hit hard during the pandemic. At least 1,500 restaurants have been permanently closed, according to statistics from the San County Environmental Health Department. The county council approved an annual license fee waiver for small restaurant businesses through 2023. The most common catering business is a fast food restaurant with fewer than five employees, and the license fee is $789 per year.
Eilenburg said the food industry is the economic backbone of Saint County and provides the most basic services to the community. “Relief for small businesses is urgent and necessary, and a good investment for the county,” Eulenburg said.
Chinese county councilor Otto Li said that compared with large companies and listed companies, it is more difficult for small businesses to recover from the epidemic, and businesses run by ethnic minorities have suffered more severe losses. “I am excited to help small local food businesses provide valuable employment opportunities and ensure residents have nutritious food options.”
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