This section provides further advice for consumers on food safety and food standards issues.
The food services team has produced a range of advice notes which provide more detailed information on food safety and food standards issues.
View current advice notes in the business section.
If it is a one-off event then the answer is usually no. You may wish to contact the food services team (using the 'contact us' form on the right hand side of this page) to let us know what is going on though.
The food standards agency has produced some information on selling food at street parties:
Food Standards Agency - street parties (external website)
Food should be left out of the fridge for the shortest time possible and not more than four hours. If left at room temperature for a long time bacteria can grow which could cause food poisoning. After this time the remaining food should be thrown away.
There is no rule banning the sale of homemade cakes at school/church fairs or other community events.
The following food hygiene advice should be followed by those people who make the cakes.
If you have been affected by flooding you can read the food standards agency tips on how to prepare food safely.