Community and charity food provision: guidance on the application of EU food hygiene law

Guidance based on the Agency's interpretation of the relevant law, and provides clarity on what 'a certain continuity of activities and a certain degree of organisation' might mean. This should help local authority food safety officers decide on whether or not to register an activity carried out in the village hall, community and charity sector.

About this guidance:

Applies to England, Wales, Northern Ireland

This information is for:

  • enforcement officers
  • volunteers and charity groups that want to provide food in a village hall, or other community setting

Legal status:

  • this guidance provides advice on the law

Purpose and intended audience

This guidance should help local authority food safety officers make pragmatic assessments on whether or not to register activities carried out in the village hall, community and charity sector. It should also help community and charity food organisers share a common understanding of the legal considerations.

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