This handbook, from Food First NL (formerly known as the Food Security Network of Newfoundland and Labrador) is for food vendors at farmers’ and other public markets. It gives them some basic information to help them make sure they are following provincial food safety rules, and are selling foods that are safe for the public.
The material in this handbook comes from information given through the creation of a “Public Market Guidelines” document, prepared by the Department of Health and Community Services, in the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.
The information in this handbook is meant to address food safety in the context of a regular market, where a number of foods are sold regularly, in a specific location. This context is different from other one or two day events that happen, such as those organized by community groups.
Market organizers should review the “Farmers’ Market Food Safety: Market Organizer Handbook” to become familiar with market-level food safety issues.