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04/26/17 03:18pm

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. For the purposes of the UC Davis Environmental Health Programs, private events can include club or department meetings, banquets, socials, presentations, lectures, or potluck-style gatherings. Private events are for invited/registered/ticketed guests only.

Private food events that do not require permitting include the following:

  • A food event that is ENTIRELY staffed by professional caterers
  • Pot-luck style gatherings of less than 100 attendees
  • Banquets, socials or meetings of fewer than 100 attendees
  • Department-sponsored lectures, panels, presentations or receptions with refreshments for attendees

Examples of food events that require an EH&S permit:

  • Student group fundraisers
  • Bake sales that include more than non-perishable pastries
  • Student group food giveaways
  • Banquets, social or gathering of 100 attendees or more

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.

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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