The province of British Columbia sets regulations for the sale of food items at temporary markets. If you plan to sell food products at this event, please take the time to read, understand, and comply with these regulations for food sales.
All food vendors must read, understand and follow the standards for home preparation as outlined in the “Guidelines for Sale of Foods at Temporary Food Markets” published by Provincial Health Services.
In order to sell food at our All Sooke Arts & Crafts Christmas Craft Fair you must have the following practices in place:
1. INGREDIENTS list that includes ALL the ingredients used in ALL your products. This list must be available in your exhibit AND a copy must be given to your show convenor.
2. FOODSAFE certificate is required for food vendors. Please have your FoodSafe available in your exhibit AND a copy must be given to your show convenor.
3. LABELING- All products must have be labeled with the ingredients for each and every being sold. For smaller items, a sign may be displayed with the products showing the ingredients for each and every product being sold. All products must have a clearly displayed best-before date OR preparation date.
4. PACKAGING – All products must be wrapped and labeled with the company or vendor name, and contact information with phone number and/or email address of the producer.
No less than ONE WEEK before the event, all food vendors, including non-profit groups with multiple vendors, must submit to the Show Convenor for approval : a complete list of all foods to be sold, with all ingredients listed for each food item.
PLEASE NOTE: Provincial guidelines for food safety must be followed in the ASAAC Christmas Craft Fair. It is the responsibility of food vendors to understand and follow all regulations as set by the province of British Columbia. Food items not in compliance with these standard requirements will be removed from exhibits. No exceptions can be made.