Introduction. Selling food at Glenbrook Rotary Markets
Businesses, Clubs and Community Groups that propose to apply to sell food at Glenbrook Rotary Market must be fully familiar with the regulatory requirements.
Information in regard to temporary food premises for commercial or charitable purposes can be obtained from the Blue Mountains City Council web site: http://www.bmcc.nsw.gov.au/sustainableliving/environmentalhealth/foodsafety
Food Standards Australia and New Zealand web site http://www.foodstandards.gov.au
Detailed information on such issues as construction of stalls, food business notification, skills & knowledge, food labelling, temperature control, sausage sizzles and barbecues, preparing and cooking food, transporting food, health and hygiene for food handlers, exemptions etc may be obtained from these websites.
We regret that unless you are able to meet the regulatory requirements and have provided the necessary reference numbers/documentation (see below) we are unable to accept your application.
For your assistance some key issues are highlighted below:
All Stallholders which make or sell food must have met their obligation to notify the NSW Health Department ( http://www.foodauthority.nsw.gov.au/retail/markets-and-temporary-events) and must provide us with a Temporary Event Notification Reference Number or other documentation as evidence of registration when lodging your application for these markets.
Charity & Community Groups may be exempt from notification provided that:
(i) the activity is not for personal gain
(ii) potentially hazardous foods (see below) are not involved or
(iii) such food is to consumed immediately after thorough cooking for example a barbecue or sausage sizzle
If you do not qualify for exemption from the need to notify by reason of not meeting the above criteria for example, potentially hazardous food is sold which is not consumed immediately, you must notify the NSW Health Department in the normal manner (www.foodnotify.nsw.gov.au) and provide us with your Temporary Event Notification Reference Number.
What foods are potentially hazardous?
Raw meats, cooked meats and food containing them such as casseroles, curries, lasagne and meat pies
Dairy products and food containing dairy products, such as milk, cream, custard and diary based desserts
Seafood (excluding live seafood) and food containing seafood such as seafood salad,
Processed fruits and vegetables, such as prepared salads and ready to eat fruit packs
Cooked rice and pasta,
Processed foods containing eggs, beans, nuts or other protein rich food such as quiche and soya bean products and
Foods that contain any of the above foods such as sandwiches, rice salads and pasta salads
PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ARE FULLY AWARE OF AND COMPLY WITH THE APPLICABLE REGULATIONS. INSPECTIONS MAY TAKE PLACE. STALLS THAT DO NOT COMPLY WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO TRADE.