2018 Competitor Food Permit Information Update
Good morning! My name is Shanna Lara and I am the Staff Manager at the New Mexico Environment Department.
Recently, I have been informed that the Smokin on the Pecos has not been as successful as in most years due to stringent regulatory oversight from NMED.
I have read over the 2017 Official KCBS Rules and Regulations and am in agreement with topic #17, which complies with the NM Food Code regulations pertaining to cooking temperatures; hot holding; cold holding; reheating; and sanitization methods. The only part of the pamphlet that was not discussed was hand washing. Per the NM Food Code regulations a hand washing station with hot and cold water under pressure must be within the enclosure.
A temporary permit application will NOT be required for those in competition as long as they do not provide samples to the public (judges only); do not sell to the public; do not donate leftover meats to organizations. If the competitors want to do any of the 3 they must comply with a temporary food permit.
A temporary permit application IS required for those that are selling food and are not in the competition.
I hope this information is helpful. If you need additional information please let me know.