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On-Street Food Provision for Homeless

This information provides clarification around the legal food safety requirements for the provision of on-street food to the homeless.

A food business is defined in food law as any undertaking, whether for profit or not and whether public or private, carrying out any of the activities related to any stage of production, processing and distribution of food.

The on-street provision of food to the homeless comes under the above definition of a food business and includes on-street provision of food by volunteer-led services.