Temporary Food Stalls
The City of Wagga Wagga attracts a wide range of local food stalls operators from across the region to its vibrant temporary events each year. Food businesses that sell food to the public at temporary events such as fairs, festival, markets and shows are considered retail food businesses and therefore need to meet a range of requirements and food safety control such as:
- Notifying the local council of their business and food activity details
- Appointing a Food Safety Supervisor
- Meeting the requirements of the Food Standards Code
If you plan to trade at a Wagga Wagga event as a food stall vendor, you are required to be registered with Council and obtain the necessary approvals. To register a temporary food stall with Council, please complete and submit the registration form below. Submissions must be made to Council at least 14 days prior to the event or activity for consideration. Please ensure your Food Safety Supervisor Certificate (if required) is available to be uploaded.
It is essential that you comply with the relevant requirements and Temporary Event Guidelines. Click below for useful links to help you understand your legal obligations.
*Please Note: This application does not provide approval to operate on a public footpath. Should you need to carry out activities on a public footpath, a separate application form (Display of Goods) must be lodged with Wagga Wagga City Council.
Temporary Food Stall Minimum Requirements
MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR FOOD STALLS AT TEMPORARY EVENTS
In New South Wales the sale of food is regulated by the NSW Food Act 2003 and the NSW Food Regulation 2010. These laws incorporate the provisions of the FSANZ Food Standards Code. Food business operators are bound by the requirements of these standards to ensure that only safe and suitable food is sold for human consumption. The Food Safety Standards can be downloaded from http://www.foodstandards.gov.au
Failing to comply with the requirements or the selling of foods that do not comply with the requirements may render the food business liable to prosecution. Vendors of foods which cause injury or illness could be sued for damages. A Temporary Event is any occasion which is not permanent in nature where food is provided at no charge or for sale to the consumer. The primary aim of this document is to make food businesses aware of their legal requirements and to suggest ways to assure food safety at the event.
- Prior consent of Wagga Wagga City Council is required for the overall event.
- In some circumstances a Food Safety Supervisor (FSS) must be trained and appointed. Further information can be found at http://www.foodauthority.nsw.gov.au/rp/fss-food-safety-supervisors/guide-for-businesses
- Upon satisfactory submission an Approval by Council will be granted.
- If you are selling butchers’ meat, fermented manufactured meats, raw poultry, dairy products, seafood or plant products, you will need to be licensed by NSW Food Authority. Contact with NSW Food Authority must be made before the event to find out the requirements on 1300 552 406.
MINIMUM STANDARDS - The following minimum standards shall apply in respect of all food to be prepared, stored, transported and offered for consumption at promotions and special events:
a) All persons engaged in the preparation, handling, storage or transportation of food shall maintain themselves and their clothing in a clean and tidy condition at all times and shall not be suffering from any communicable disease or illness that can be transmitted by the food being handled or prepared.
b) Food handlers shall not smoke tobacco in any form where food is being prepared, stored or transported.
c) No person shall use unclean or printed paper in such manner to allow surfaces of that paper to come in contact with any food.
d) Every person who is engaged in the manufacture, preparation, storage, carriage or delivery of any food shall keep at all times such food and receptacles, implements, vehicles, utensils, benches, fittings and other appliances used in connection with foods for consumption, clean, free from dust, foul odours, flies or other insects.
e) No animals, birds or plants shall be permitted in any area where food is being prepared, stored or transported. f) No food shall be provided in returnable containers.
g) Hand washing facilities and a supply of liquid antibacterial soap together with an adequate supply of water shall be required where direct contact is made Page 5 of 6 with food during its preparation and serving.
h) Where food is stored prior to cooking, it must be stored below 5°c.
i) All food and other ingredients used in the preparation of food shall be obtained from approved sources.
j) The event organiser must keep a record of the source of food used in the event.
k) All reasonable measures need to be taken so as not to compromise the safety and suitability of food. A person designated as a “food handler” may be required who is limited to handling food.
l) A bin is to be provided for waste with a close fitting lid.
Storage Areas- All food shall be stored to comply with the following conditions:
a) All potentially hazardous food shall be stored under temperature control.
b) All storage areas shall be constructed and positioned to prevent the entry of vermin, flies, dust, insects or any other contamination.
Transportation of all food shall be in specialized transport or in a normal vehicle which is thoroughly clean and the food is fully protected from contamination. Where temperature control is required during transportation, the food shall be kept in clean containers or units, capable of maintaining the required temperature of 5oC or less for cold food or 60oC for hot food.
a) All food and equipment shall be displayed or kept above ground or floor level.
b) Benches, trestles etc shall be clean and kept in good repair, smooth and free from contaminating substances.
a) All food which is not prepared in front of the customer must be packaged in material that is fit for its intended use.
b) All packaging shall be suitably labelled, showing: Description of food, date packaged, name of the responsible person, address, and product name.
Checklist & Useful Links
Approved Temporary Food Stall Operators
The following stalls have been approved by Council to operate within Wagga Wagga City Council's Local Government Area:
|Business Name||Food Sold||Contact Details|
|Afghan Eats||Traditional Afghan Cuisineemail@example.com|
|Afraa's Arabic Food||Arabic Cuisinefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Artisan Baker - So French, So Fresh||Bread|
|Aussie Sisters Catering||Crepes|
|Australian Bluebird Brand Pty Ltd||Fruits and Jamsemail@example.com|
|Australian Pumpkin Seed Company||Packaged pumpkin seeds, nuts, oils, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Badger & Hound Coffee||Coffeeemail@example.com|
|Boost Juice Mobile||Smoothies|
|Brunos Woodfire Pizza||Woodfire Pizzafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Burmese Bites||Burmese Cuisineemail@example.com|
|Can Assist||Sausage and Steak Sandwiches|
Bacon & Egg Rolls
|Candy Clouds||Fairy Flossfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Chucks Burgers Pty Ltd||Burgers|
Shakes & Drinks
|The Cream Machine||Ice-Cream|
|Dairy Extraordinary||Burgers and Friesemail@example.com|
|Dinka Dishes||Sudanese Cuisinefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|The Donut Express||Donuts|
Cold Soft Drinks
|Donuts - Gangnam Style||Korean Style Donutsemail@example.com|
|Dough Re Mi Cookie Co||Packaged Cookiesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Easy Catering/German Sausage Hut||German Style Hot Dogs, Kranskys, Sausagesemail@example.com|
|Egyptian Food and Sweets||Egyptian Foodfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|E Mart||Prepackaged email@example.com|
American Smoked Meats
|Fermented||Indian System Crepes (Dosa)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Fusion Feast||Mac and cheese balls|
|Greek on Baylis||Greek Gyros Wraps|
|Guzman Y Gomez Wagga Wagga||Burritos|
|Homemade Dumplings||Homemade Chinese Dumplingsemail@example.com|
|Hong Pho||Spring Rolls|
Beef Noodle Soup
Rice Noodle Salad
|Hot Potato Hot Potato||Baked Potatoesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|It's a Daily Grind||Hot Drinks|
|James and the Chocolate Berry||Chocolate Dipped Fruitemail@example.com|
|Junee Licorice and Chocolate Factory||Chocolatefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jun's Bao||Vietnamese Baoemail@example.com|
|Kabul Food||Traditional Afghan Cuisinefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kachin Community Wagga Wagga||Traditional Kachin Cuisineemail@example.com|
|Kahawa & Chai||Coffeefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kate's Simple Pleasures||Cupcakes|
|King Valley Popcorn||Popcorn|
Fried Sides eg chips, gems
|Korean BBQ||Korean BBQemail@example.com|
|La Flamenca Paella||Paellafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Lazidaze Dressing||Salad Dressing|
|La Poutine & Sliders House||Loaded Fresh Fries|
|Le Crepe Rit||Fresh Crepesemail@example.com|
|Liv for Cake||Cakes|
|Lucid, The Kombi Cafe||Felafel Bowls|
Plant Based Raw Cakes
|M.Y. Syrian Delicious Foods||Baklava|
Rice and Meat Dishes
|Manna Catering and Takeaway||Indian Cuisinefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mr Pizza Van||Pizzaemail@example.com|
|Nabihas Kitchen Lebanese Food||Tanoor |
|Noodle Paradise Wagga Waggafirstname.lastname@example.org||Steam Dim Sim|
|Paddock Fresh Eggs||Eggsemail@example.com|
|The Pastors Pleasures||Preserves|
|Perlito Pastor||Traditional Filipino Cuisinefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Pimientos Paella||Spanish Paellaemail@example.com|
|Piggys Ice Cream Van||Soft Serve Ice-Creamfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|The Raven & Unicorn||Soft Serve Ice-Cream|
|Red Elk Beverage Co||Non-alcoholic beverages and drinking email@example.com|
|Riverina Oil||Indian Snacksfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Riverina Poffertjes||Mini Dutch Pancakes|
|Roll Viet Cafe||Vietnamese Pork Rolls,|
Rice Paper Rolls
|The Rollin' Barista||Coffeeemail@example.com|
|Satay Brothers||Chicken Skewers & Ribsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Roundabout Roasts||Split Roast Rollsemail@example.com|
|Samosa's and More||Samosa's|
|Seed Food with Love||Condimentsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Smoking Butcher||BBQ Meats with sides of email@example.com|
|Special Yazidi and Middle East Food||Traditional Yazidi and Middle Eastern Foodfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|The Spirit of Java||Chicken Skewers|
|Sweet Bee by Caitlin Mullavey||Cakes |
|Tammy's Thai Kitchen||Spring Rolls|
|Taste of Africa||African Cuisineemail@example.com|
|'Tato Tornado||Fried Potato on a Stickfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Torch Me Creme Brulee||Creme Bruleeemail@example.com|
|Tumut River Brewing Co||Craft Beerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Wagga's Woodfired Wagonemail@example.com|
|Woodfire Desire||Woodfired Pizzafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Vincent the Van||Coffeeemail@example.com|
|Wagga Yazidi Store||Traditional Yazidi Foodfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Warong Singapore||Fried Rice|
|Wendys on Wheels||Ice-Cream|