Thursday, 15 December 2016
All food businesses, including those operated from a food stall, must comply with food law.
All food businesses, including those operated from a food stall, must comply with the food law which applies to their particular business. This means that in order to check compliance with food law, they may be subject to control by environmental health officers from the Health Service Executive (HSE).
This guidance covers all food businesses operated from food stalls whether operating independently or as part of an organised event. The food stall may be located indoors or outdoors. The food stall may be street trading or trading at an event venue. Organised events can be large or small scale, local, regional or national, indoor or outdoor and can operate over a short or extended period, e.g. markets, concerts, sporting events, agricultural shows and freestanding units in shopping centres.
It sets out what food stall operators must do to comply with the food law. It also outlines a consistent approach by the environmental health service of the HSE to verify compliance by operators of food stalls with the requirements of relevant food law.