Revised on
03/27/17 08:38am

Food Protection Program

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Food Protection Program

Food Facilities
Temporary Food Facilities
Catering Program
Billing and Recharge Rates
UC Davis Policy

 

Food Facilities

Temporary Food Facilities

A temporary food facility is any establishment operating temporarily in connection with any event where food is prepared or served for consumption by the campus community or general public. This includes fundraisers, extensive bake sales, banquets and socials, or private events with over 100 attendees. The California Retail Food Code Law dictates the requirements for the operation of a temporary food facility. Individuals or student organizations planning to provide food at an event on campus must first fill out a temporary food application and obtain a permit from UC Davis Environmental Health & Safety.

The following are exemptions from permits as stated above:

  • Bake Sales: Baked goods must be prepackaged, labeled, and have no creams or fillings that require refrigeration. Baked goods must be limited to cookies, brownies, and nonperishable confections. Refer to the section on Bake Sales below.
  • Private Events: Private events are limited to members of a group, organization, club, or invited guests, and are not considered public events. Private events must not occur more than once in an academic quarter and have fewer than 100 attendees to be exempt.
  • Potlucks: When attendees bring their own dish/food to share with the group, club, or organization, potlucks are exempt. 
  • Prepackaged Snack Foods: Potato chips, candy, soda in cans, etc. are exempt as long as the items are incidental and do not require refrigeration.
  • Regular Coffee (NOT Espresso): Only packaged, non- refrigerated creams and individually packaged condiments are permitted. No milk items requiring refrigeration are allowed.
  • Department gatherings: Lectures, panels, presentations or receptions limited to non-perishable refreshments such as coffee, teas, sodas, donuts, pastries, cake, cookies etc.

Exempted events still have the potential for a foodborne illness outbreak. It is highly recommended that food handlers read the food safety requirements and view the food safety video. 

Catering Program

Events where food is catered on campus need to be approved through Event Services and an approved UC Davis caterer needs to be procured. Contact event services at events@ucdavis.edu for the process and procurement of approved caterers. Unapproved caterers pose a public health risk to the campus community.

Billing and Recharge Rates

 

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