Community Food Events
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Community Food Events

Does my Community Food Event need a temporary food permit?

I am selling lower risk foods at a Bake Sale (please refer to the following page for examples of low-risk foods)

A permit is not required. Food safety information is available from your local Environmental Health Officer (EHO).

I am selling higher risk foods at a Bake Sale

Your food products must be prepared in a permitted kitchen. If your kitchen does not already have a permit, contact your local EHO for a Temporary Food Service Permit or for more information.

I am making and serving foods intended to be eaten on-site, at a Bake Sale, Farmer’s Market, Fair, Festival, BBQ or other event.

A Temporary Food Service Permit is required. Contact your local EHO.

I am selling foods at a Farmers Market

Home kitchen facilities and Market Manager approval are adequate only for low risk foods, High risk foods must be prepared in an approved facility and a Food Service Permit, testing or a letter of confirmation may be required, contact your local EHO.

I am a volunteer preparing a meal for members of my own group/organization (e.g. kinsmen club, 4-H club, etc) or a private event (e.g. weddings)

No permit is required. Contact your local EHO if you would like food safety information.

I am part of a church congregation bringing snacks for after service

A permit is not required. Contact your local EHO if you would like food safety information.

I am running a business and prepare meals for groups, private events and public events

A Food Service Permit, specifically for catering, is required. Contact your local EHO.

I am using a community kitchen to prepare a meal open to the public.

If the kitchen facility does not already have a permit, contact your local EHO for a Temporary Food Service Permit. If the kitchen is permitted and you are a member of the community organization which operates the kitchen then you do not need a permit.  If you are not part of the organization and renting the kitchen, then you require a temporary food service permit.

I am having potluck for members of my own group/organization

A permit is not required. Contact your local EHO if you would like food safety information.

I am having potluck open to the public

Contact your local EHO to discuss all the details. Higher risk foods must be prepared in a permitted kitchen.

I am selling/serving food, but my event does not fall in one of the above categories

Contact your local EHO to discuss your unique plans.