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Dunedin City Council – Kaunihera-a-rohe o Otepoti

Sausage sizzles, and selling food like jams and cakes, are popular ways to raise money for good causes. The Food Act 2014 places the responsibility on you, as the food producer, to ensure you sell safe and suitable food. You may therefore wish to discuss your proposal with us to make sure you understand your responsibilities when selling food and can transport, store and prepare food safely.

If you intend to sell food to the public for fundraising purposes, and you are doing so less than 20 times a year, you are not required to hold a permit or registration. If you intend to trade on more than 20 occasions, you must register with us.

Most fundraising stalls generally set up as part of an organised event such as a music festival, Christmas market etc. Permission must be granted from the event organiser.

If you are not part of an organised event you need to check who owns the land where you plan to have your stall and get their permission first.

If you want to have a stall on the street or on a reserve you will need to get permission from us. There are sites available in the CBD for non-profit or fundraising groups to use, but a booking to use these must be made with us well in advance.

Please read the Food Stalls – Events, Temporary and Fundraising fact sheet in the related information section and get in touch if you don’t understand anything. We are happy to give you guidance.

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