Handy Hints for Sell­ing Food at Oc­ca­sional Events

Bush Telegraph - - FOCUS ON FARMING -

As the hol­i­day sea­son nears, there are more op­por­tu­ni­ties for in­di­vid­u­als to sell food at oc­ca­sional events.

If you are think­ing of hold­ing a food stall there are a few things you need to do; it is a good idea to con­tact the Coun­cil and talk through your ideas with the En­vi­ron­men­tal Health Of­fi­cer if you are un­sure of the rules.

Food Stall Ap­pli­ca­tions are avail­able from the Tararua Dis­trict Coun­cil - it is best to plan ahead and have your ap­pli­ca­tion in at least 5 days be­fore your event.

Things to con­sider when pre­par­ing your stall is the equip­ment and peo­ple that will be as­sist­ing, in most cases a sep­a­rate cash han­dler will be re­quired.

Re­mem­ber, if you are us­ing gloves they must fit the size of your hand, and will need to be changed of­ten, es­pe­cially if han­dling raw and cooked foods.

All foods, in­clud­ing meat, must be pur­chased from an ap­proved sup­plier like the su­per­mar­ket or butcher. It is il­le­gal to sell or com­mer­cially pre­pare home kill meat or recre­ational catch.

Re­mem­ber to keep Hot Food hot (above 60°C) and Cold Food cold (be­low 4°C). Use an icepack and chilly-bin to keep food cold out­doors.

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