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Vending Machines

Vending Machines

A vending machine is a food establishment which is a self-service device that, upon insertion of a coin, paper currency, token, card or key, dispenses unit servings of food in bulk or in packages without the necessity of replenishing the device between each vending operation. (Iowa Code section 137F.1)

Iowa Code Chapter 137F exempts vending machines which dispense only prepackaged nonhazardous foods from obtaining a license. Machines that serve the following items require a license:

  1.  “Non-prepackaged food” which includes post- and pre-mix machines which serve such items as coffee, soft drinks, soup and similar items in cups.
  2. “Potentially hazardous food” which are food products that must be stored at or under 41ºF, or 135ºF or above.

What types of services are offered through the Scott County Health Department Vending Machine Licensing and Enforcement Program?

The Vending Machine Licensing and Enforcement Program

  • issues licenses for vending machines
  • conducts routine inspections of the machines
  • conducts inspections because of complaints

Is there a fee for the service/program?

There is no fee for information. Licensing fees are based on the number of machines-the first machine is $20.00, additional machines are $5.00 per machine.

Application:

  • See attachment below.

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