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Village Fetes: Food

Volume 497: debated on Thursday 22 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent guidance the Foods Standards Agency has issued on the selling of home-cooked food at village fetes and community events; and what licences or permits are required for its sale. (294564)

I have been asked to reply.

For community events or clubs, the most recent guidance regarding food hygiene rules and on good hygiene practice, as well as on the rules regarding labelling of foods is covered in a question and answer format on the Food Standards Agency's “Eatwell” website at:

Guidance on food allergies with regard to non-prepacked foods can also be found on the agency's website at:

No licence or permit is required for the sale of such foodstuffs at such events.