On Jan.1, 2019 changes were implemented to the Minnesota Food Code that affects serving food on campus:
- Potluck events – The Minnesota Department of Health guidelines for potlucks includes examples of what would be considered a potluck or an event that would require the use of a licensed facility. To qualify for exemption from the food licensing agreement, none of the food can be prepared, stored, or served from within a licensed kitchen.
- For events where food is not being prepared by or in a licensed facility, a consumer advisory placard is required with the food being served. The advisory should state that the food served was not prepared by or within a licensed facility and attendees participate at their own risk.
- Events that serve raw or undercooked food should refer to the consumer advisory warning for further information. In those cases, signage is required to alert participants of possible issues.