Food and drink at safe events
If an event is going to include the serving of food and drink there are particular things to think about.
Particular permissions may be needed.
Your event may need to be covered by a ‘Temporary Events Notice’ or TEN.
Licensable activity includes selling alcohol, serving alcohol to members of a private club, providing entertainment, e.g. music, dancing or indoor sporting events, or serving hot food or drink between 11pm and 5am. Even if the event is on licensed premises, you may need to apply for a TEN if the event isn’t covered by your normal licence.
For more information on applying for a TEN in Burnley, and to download the forms, go to www.burnley.gov.uk/business/licensing/alcohol-entertainment-and-food/temporary-event-notices
Are the ‘food hygiene ratings’ as good as they should be?
It is important that anyone serving food does so in a way which is safe, healthy and hygienic.
Burnley Council promote the food companies who score highly on the food hygiene rating scheme .
Food vendors at Burnley Council organised events will be, at the least, broadly compliant in terms of Food Safety Legislation. They will have a ‘rating’ of three or above or they may be a low risk premises who haven’t been issued with a rating or recent rating.
If you are organising an independent event, it will be a condition of booking space on council land that a vendor meets these conditions.
Food vendors attending any event within Burnley should complete the Combined Outdoor & Mobile Caterer questionnaire and checklist.
This form can also be downloaded from the right: you can print this off, complete, and send to us. Or you can ‘save as’ your own document to your own computer, and when completed click ‘submit’ to send it to us as an email attachment at email@example.com
This questionnaire must be completed a minimum of 14 days before the proposed trading date.
Those providing food should also have available for inspection at the event, evidence of food safety training , Food Safety Management System records and both electrical safety and gas safety certificates for relevant equipment.