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Fundraisers Involving Food

In order to comply with health department regulations and ensure food safety, submit the "Health Department Bake Sale Application" to the Monongalia Health Department prior to having a fundraiser involving the sale of food. This will assist in protecting student organizations from liability and ensure food safety.

Bake Sale Items (Bake Sale Applications Required): Non-potentially hazardous food includes fruit pies, dry goods and cereals, unconstituted dehydrated foods and baked goods. Other examples are cookies, breads, cakes, potato chips, popcorn, cotton candy, and candy bars.

Potentially Hazardous Food (Temporary Food Service Applications Required):is any food that requires temperature control because it is in a form capable of supporting the rapid and progressive growth of infectious or toxigenic microorganisms, such as eggs, meat, poultry, fish, and dairy foods. Examples are hamburgers, tacos, hot dogs, chili, and cream pies. Raw seed sprouts, cooked rice, potatoes, and beans are also considered to be potentially hazardous because they will support rapid bacterial growth.

View food handling requirements.

NOTE: If there are multiple fundraisers being held in one year or a semester, organizations can submit the Health Department Bake Sale Application at one time with all the dates on the applications.

NOTE: The food handlers training is required when selling potentially hazardous food, but recommended for bake sales. The health department encourages those running the bake sale to have food safety training. It is not required that everyone preparing or wrapping the food have the training. View information about food safety training offered by the Monongalia Health Department.

No fundraisers involving food will be allowed on the HSC campus without the appropriate application being submitted to the HSC Safety Office and compliance with all Mon County Health Department requirements met. Organizations should submit permit applications to the health department 3-4 weeks prior to their event and submit the above application to HSC Safety at least two weeks in advance. For additional information, go to:

After reviewing the information, additional questions can be address to the HSC Safety Office at 304-293-0952 or by emailing

Thank you for your cooperation in ensuring the fundraiser is safe for customers and compliant with the health department regulations.