Food Permits

Refer to this information and associated pages when your organization or department plans to hold an event on campus where food will be served to the general public


Food Permit Request Flow Chart‌ (pdf)

Do you need to submit a Temporary Food Permit request for your event or meeting? Following the flow chart to find out.

Please note that this document is not a substitution for a Temporary Food Permit request. Please contact the Environmental Health and Safety department at 850.474.2525 for more information.

Remember:

  • Potlucks are only allowed as closed events (events for organization or department members only).
  • Bake sale items may or may not require a Temporary Food Permit, a Temporary Food Permit request should be submitted for all bake sale events for review by EH&S department.
  • All Temporary Food Permit requests must go through UWF Temporary Food Permit Request and receive approval before the event takes place.

If your organization or department plans to host an event on the UWF main campus in which food will be served to the general public, a Temporary Food Permit must be obtained. Examples of these events include bbq grill use; bake sale, open meetings, or any other gathering where food will be offered to individuals who are not members of your organization. The Temporary Food Permit request collects specific information about the food that will be served as well as vendor and serving information. The Environmental Health and Safety department reviews each Temporary Food Permit request and provides guidance in order to ensure that your event is both safe and successful.

Before submitting a request through UWF Temporary Food Permit request, please read the following information regarding UWF's food service policy.

The Environmental Health and Safety department requires Temporary Food Permits for events in order to meet the standards set forth by 64E-11.009 F.A.C. Temporary Food Service (State of Florida, Department of Health, Chapter 64E-11, Florida Administrative Code) regarding Food Hygiene and specifically referencing "Temporary Food Service Events." Temporary Food events that include baked goods (brownies, cookies, etc.,) from a residential kitchen must also meet the standards set forth in the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Cottage Food Information Handout. In addition to the requirements of 64E-11.009 F.A.C and 500.80(5) F.S, Temporary Food events must abide by the ‌UWF Basics for Handling Food Safely.

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