Stallholders Who’s Business is Baked Goods or Catering
If you conduct a business that offers a service within the food catering sector and you wish to sell or give free as a sample of your work at our markets as a stallholder, you are required by law to have a ‘Food Licence’ and meet Local Council Laws/Requirements to conduct your business. To be a stallholder at our markets you will be required to submit a copy of your licence and your “Safe Food Handling Supervisor” certificate. You will also be required to have these with you at the market in case of an inspection by law. It would also be highly desirable that you have your own Public & Product Liability Insurance.
To outline some requirements and process I have researched what is required by Local Councils in your area. Please note this is only a guideline and is correct at time of posting this information as a guide. You will need to contact the Council in your area for further information.
I understand that some businesses may be excepted to promote, sell or showcase at other markets, events, expos, fetes or fairs and ask that you understand that Nth Qld Babies & Kids Market require that you meet these laws as outlined by Local Council and your application to be a stallholder will be declined if you do not provide us the correct information/licence.
Food Business Market Stalls - Market Stall permit is not required to sell certain goods, however all goods must be prepared and packaged at a location that holds a Food Business Licence. When you first read this information on the Council Website you may be mislead if you do not read the entire information outlined.
Home Based Business Food Licence Application Process:
Part 1 - Submit a Plan of your Kitchen – see Fixed Food Premises Licence . Please review details outlined in section under “How To Apply” for details on submitting your kitchen plans. You may need to review “Food Premises Design”. Council Environmental Health Officer must carry out a final inspection before approval can be given.
Part 2 – Licence Application (please note fees increase 2011/2012) There is an intial application fee and an Annual Fee. Link to Application Form.
Part 3 - You are required to enrol and complete a “Food Safety Supervisors” Course at a Registered Training Organisation (RTO. ie TAFE. You will need to complete a Notification Form to Council that you have completed the course and submit a copy of the statement of attainment issued by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) for the required competencies.
There may be some extra items required in your kitchen ie. thermometers ect. The Mackay City Council has some Fact Sheets & Links to help you in conducting a safe food business.
For further information please contact Mackay City Council 1300 622 529
Market Stall permit is not required to sell certain goods, however all goods must be prepared and packaged at a location that holds a Food Business Licence. When you first read this information on the Council Website you may be mislead if you do not read the entire information outlined. Licensing Requirements.
Townsville City Council have outlined the steps required. Please review - click here for link.
Please review FAQ on Townsville Council Website under the heading “Can I operate a food business from home in a domestic kitchen?”
For further information please contact Townsville City Council 1300 878 001Please note: All information within this email is protected by Australian Copyright Laws. Anyone who copies any of our material or information to use for their own business or personal purposes will be questioned and further action will be taken if necessary. © Christine Wilson t/a Nth Qld Babies & Kids Market 2011