Selling food at special occasions is a popular way to raise funds. These guidelines make sure sausage sizzles and cake stalls are run safely.

Occasional food premises

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 fundraising event. This includes stalls for charitable purposes, such as cake stalls, stalls and sausage sizzles at school and church fairs etc.

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.

Guidelines for fundraising, community events or special occasions

Information for safe food handling for these events can be found on the New Zealand Food Safety website(external link).