Selling food at special occasions is a popular way to raise funds. These guidelines make sure sausage sizzles and cake stalls are run safely.
Food premises that are used only for the preparation or handling of food for sale, or for the sale of food, on special occasions are called occasional food premises.
Special occasion means an occasion special to the seller of the food, such as a fund raising event, including stalls for charitable purposes, such as cake stalls, stalls and sausage sizzles at school and church fairs etc. (not expected to occur more than four times a year).
This does not include stall holders or hawkers (whether attending fairs, galas, festivals, markets etc. or not) operating as a business or for private profit.
Information for Safe Food Handling for these events can be found at http://www.mpi.govt.nz/food-safety/community-food/fundraising-and-community-events/(external link)