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
Refer to this information when your organization or department plans to hold an event on campus where food will be served to the general public.
Do you need to submit a Temporary Food Event Notification for your event or meeting? You are in the right place! Environmental Health and Safety no longer issues Food Permits. We are now using the Temporary Food Event Notification form process in place of a permit. Each notification will be reviewed by EH&S and approval confirmation sent to the contact listed.
DO NOT SUBMIT a Temporary Food Event Notification if your event is:
- A closed event (only for organizations or department members)
- An event that is located on the main campus and is catered by Aramark
- Tailgating events, events must be associated with a sports event
DO SUBMIT a Temporary Food Event Notification if your event is:
- Located on main campus and open to the public (general public, students, or more than one department attending, outside speakers presenting).
- Event will involve home baked or bake sale items (such as cookies, cakes, brownies….)
*All Registered Student Organizations (RSO), Departmental Student Groups, fraternities, sororities must submit any event involving food through the Presence system.
Remember: Potlucks are only allowed as closed events (events for organization or department members only).
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 barbecue 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. Go to UWF Official Policies, then select FIN-10.01-07/17
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 Operations. 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 Basics for Handling Food Safely.