About Film Production Food Service

Mobile food preparation units are utilized for preparing meals for the television and motion picture crews when on location.


A commissary is a food establishment in which food, containers, equipment or supplies are stored or handled for use in mobile food facilities, mobile food preparation units, stationary mobile food preparation units or vending machines.

Mobile Food Preparation Unit

A mobile food preparation unit is a portable food service unit upon which food is prepared for service, sale, or distribution at the retail level. This includes, but is not limited to, catering trucks, motion picture food vehicles, stationary mobile food preparation units, (and produce vehicles.)

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Public Health is responsible for enforcing the California Health and Safety Code in all of Los Angeles County except for those located in the cities of Long Beach, Pasadena, and Vernon. Those cities have their own health departments that enforce the Code within their jurisdiction.

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If you encounter a problem at a specialized retail food services-related facility, or to report any public health issues, call the Environmental Health Division of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Customer Call Center at (888) 700-9995. Telephone agents are available on Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM, or File a Complaint Online.

Public Health will not ask you about your immigration status and you can file a report without giving your name.

For help with other employment issues, such as fair wages, breaks, and more, contact the California Labor Commissioner at 320 W. 4th Street, Suite 450, Los Angeles 90013 or call (213) 620-6330. You will not be asked about your immigration status and interpreters are available to help you.

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