SAFE FOOD and BEVERAGE HANDLING
The Wellington City Council Environmental Health Team requires additional details from all stalls selling food or drink. This includes stalls selling sweets, cakes, jams, or chutneys, and stalls selling only drinks.
When you fill in our online Food and Drink Stall Information Form you confirm that you meet prescribed safe food and beverage handling requirements, and you describe how you will be able to wash hands at your stall.
Send us supporting documents: If your set up has a Mobile Food Licence, or a Food Safety Programme, or a Food Control Plan, or you have a personal Food Handling Hygiene Certificate (or similar ), then please send us a copy of these to [email protected]. We provide WCC with all your details. Everyone needs to complete the Food and Drink Stall Information form, even if you already hold a food licence or have a Food Control Plan registered with Council.
Your completed online form is processed by the Council’s Environmental Health Team well in advance of the Newtown Festival. On fair day officers from the WCC Environmental Health Team inspect all the Food stalls at the Festival. Please note that approved stallholders can be asked to leave the event if they are unable to meet safe food handling requirements on the day.
The WCC Environmental Health Team Guidelines are very helpful for food and drink stalls.
A reminder about completing our online form will be emailed to you (along with the invoice email) when you book a stall and tick ‘selling food’. The convenient new online portal replaces the paper form that in past years everyone had to print and fill out and return to us by email.