Person in Charge

Who is the Person in Charge (PIC)?2020-07-01T11:57:34-07:00

The PIC is any individual at the food establishment who is responsible for its operation at the time of inspection, is knowledgeable for their designated areas, and acts as the point of contact for the Health District inspector throughout the inspection.

The PIC may be one person for multiple permits (such as a restaurant with multiple permits or a grocery store) or multiple locations in a facility (such as an executive chef/steward or food and beverage director of a large property).

Who could be a PIC in my food establishment?2020-07-01T12:09:00-07:00
  • Any person that has a valid Food Handler Safety Training Card or Manager Card issued by the Health District;
  • Any person that has a valid Food Safety Manager Certification from an accredited food safety training course;
  • Any person who has knowledge regarding food safety for their assigned duties;
  • Any person who takes responsibility for food safety practices;
  • Executive Chef or Executive Steward;
  • Food and Beverage Director;
  • Manager of outlet or establishment; or,
  • Owner or designee appointed by the owner.
When is a PIC supposed to be at the establishment?2020-07-01T12:13:31-07:00

A PIC must be present during all hours of operation. There can be multiple PICs at a facility.

What if my manager is gone?2020-07-01T12:16:51-07:00

There must always be a designated PIC. The facility must decide on a management plan that designates a PIC.

What are the requirements of a PIC?2020-07-01T15:07:22-07:00

A PIC must be able to answer specific questions, demonstrate knowledge of foodborne illness and disease prevention, and follow the Health District Regulations.

It is acceptable if subordinates to the PIC can demonstrate knowledge for their individual areas.

Contact Information

Phone: (702) 759-0588


Updated on: July 1, 2020