Food Safety for Food Stalls
Fundraising and community events food stalls
If you are operating a food stall - whether giving away food as a promotion or selling it - food safety requirements apply.
If you're selling food to raise funds, or for charity, it must be "safe and suitable". That means it must be safe to eat – no one should get sick from eating your food.
You don't have to register under the Act or pay a fee if you're selling food:
- to raise funds for a charity, cultural or community group less than 20 times a year.
- provided by members of sports clubs, social clubs or marae – where food is not the purpose of the event.
- commercially at fairs, markets, or occasional events once a calendar year.
Food safety tips for selling food for fundraising can be found on the Ministry for Primary Industries website below.
If you are selling food at a food stall (including a mobile food store) more than 20 times per year, you need to apply to register your food stall as a business. See Food Safety for Businesses.
Links to more Food Safety information
- Ministry for Primary Industries: