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Food Donation - On-Street Provision

Charities or volunteer-led organisations may often be offered surplus food for use within their organisation by food businesses or others. It is important to ensure that the food offered is safe to consumer and does not present any risk to the final consumer. This should be assessed by the receiving charity or volunteer-led organisation. You must assure yourself that the food being donated has been correctly stored to prevent contamination and at the correct temperature (for example, for chilled products).

All food businesses whether donating or receiving and handling donated food must make themselves aware of their legal responsibilities under food legislation.

See more information on food donation.