For NEW OWNERS of existing restaurants, PLEASE READ:
Are you planning to take ownership of an existing restaurant? PLEASE BE ADVISED:
DO NOT ASSUME an existing space or building that once operated as a restaurant or currently operates as a restaurant meets current code requirements.
There is no "grandfather clause" in NC Food Code for existing equipment OR finish surfaces on floors, walls, and ceilings.
IT IS STRONGLY SUGGESTED new owners(s) or agents operating on their behalf, contact the Iredell County Environmental Health Department and other code officials to ASK QUESTIONS about any additional construction and design requirements regarding equipment, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, fire, sewage, grease interceptor or building codes BEFORE purchasing or leasing an existing food service establishment.