Guidance on the provision of food in a village hall, or other community setting, has been published. The guidance, which is aimed at community and charity groups and local authorities in England, should help clarify which food operations carried out in these venues require registration.
The guidance was developed following comments made on the Government's Red Tape Challenge website and a call for clearer guidance on how food hygiene legislation applies to community events.
For an activity to require registration, it must have 'a certain continuity of activities' and 'a certain degree of organisation' . The FSA suggests that, generally, providing food less than once a month is not considered to have ‘a certain continuity of activities'.
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